Introduced by film historian Donald Bogle
Sunday, December 17
Donald Bogle is the award-winning African American film historian, teacher, lecturer, and author of nine books on Black images in American motion pictures and television, including his seminal Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films, the first major study of African American images in American motion pictures and recently voted #38 in The Hollywood Reporter’s poll of the 100 greatest film books of all time. Mr. Bogle’s other books include Prime Time Blues (a history of Blacks on television); Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood; Brown Sugar: Over 100 Years of America’s Black Female Superstars; Dorothy Dandridge, the definitive biography of the first Black woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Oscar; and Hollywood Black: The Stars, The Films, The Filmmakers (a TCM Film Book). Earlier this year, he was the recipient of the Robert Osborne Award at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. His latest TCM book, the lavishly-illustrated Lena Horne: Goddess Reclaimed, is available for sale at Film Forum’s concession.