Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.
About the Collection
Holding library: G. William Jones Film and Video Collection, Hamon Arts Library
The Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection is part of the extensive moving image holdings of the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection (formerly the Southwest Film/Video Archive). The G. William Jones Film and Video Collection is part of the
Hamon Arts Library.
The Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection comprises 6 short subjects, 9 features, and a set of newsreels, all produced between 1935 and 1956. The
African-American films include comedies, dramas, news, and musical performances, and were made outside the Hollywood system by pioneering directors and producers such as Oscar Micheaux, Spencer Williams, and William Alexander.
Movies from the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection are presented as streaming video files in this digital collection. A DVD set containing a selection of 3 short subjects, 7 features, a set of newsreels, and introductions for each film is available for purchase while supplies last.
The films include Boogie Woogie Blues, Broken Earth, By-Line Newsreel #1, By-Line Newsreel #2, By-Line Newsreel #3, By-Line Newsreel #4, Girl in Room 20, Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A., Juke Joint, Midnight Shadow, Miracle in Harlem, Murder in Harlem, Souls of Sin, The Blood of Jesus, The Vanities, and
Where's My Man To-Nite.
The Sulphur Springs Collection of Pre-Nickelodeon Films is one of a family of digital collections that focus on moving pictures from the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection.
For more information, see:
Please cite G. William Jones Film and Video Collection, Southern Methodist University when using these video files.
For more information about the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection and the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection at SMU’s Hamon Arts Library, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.