Oscar Micheaux, A Biography

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Oscar Micheaux. A Biography. Dakota Homesteader, Author, Pioneer Film Maker. Dakota West Books, Soft cover, SIGNED by author with personal message on title page, pages, spine is lined slightly, few b&w photos, text is clean & unmarked, very good condition.3/5(1).

Oscar Micheaux was the Jackie Robinson of film, the black D. Griffith: a bigger-than-life American folk hero whose important life story is nearly forgotten today. Now, in a feat of historical investigation and vivid storytelling, one of our greatest film biographers takes on one of the most talented and complex figures in the history of American entertainment/5.

OSCAR MICHEAUX by Betti Carol VanEpps-Taylor. Published by Dakota West Books. Oscar Micheaux () produced a total of seven novels and over forty films during his long and successful career. His place in history is primarily secure as the first African-American to. Get this from a library.

Oscar Micheaux: a biography: -Dakota homesteader, author, pioneer film maker. [Betti Carol VanEpps-Taylor]. Micheaux's The Homesteader is not, by any means, a great novel; but it's a fascinating read.

Micheaux was a pioneering novelist and film-maker in the early 20th century, a man who, like The Homesteader's similarly French-named, African-American protagonist, Jean Baptiste, worked tirelessly to achieve missions that might well have seemed impossible, especially for a Black man, in his time.4/5.

Oscar Micheaux was an African-American author, film producer, and director. He is regarded as the most successful African-American feature filmmaker of the early 20th century.

Best remembered for producing race films, he also authored several books and novels, including ‘The Conquest’ which was adapted into a. Oscar Micheaux The Homesteader The story of a Black pioneer's life as a South Dakota rancher.

Out of loneliness, he marries the daughter of a vain Black clergyman, forsaking his true love, a Scottish woman, to avoid social stigma and trouble with the law.

The marriage sours owing to. OSCAR MICHEAUX, A BIOGRAPHY. Price: $ More Details. Updating cart NATIVE HOOPS: THE RISE OF AMERICAN INDIAN BASKETBALL, Price: $ No returned book policy in place.

Shipping costs of $10 per book/video will be applied during checkout. The South Dakota sales tax rate of % applies for South Dakota residents. Oscar Micheaux, in full Oscar Devereaux Micheaux, (born January 2,Metropolis, Ill., U.S.—died MaCharlotte, N.C.), prolific African American producer and director who made films independently of the Hollywood film industry from the silent era until   Oscar Micheaux was born in or near Metropolis, Illinois, on January 2, He moved to Chicago at age 17 and worked as a porter before moving to South Dakota to farm and write.

Micheaux's experiences served as the subject matter for his novel The Homesteader. The author Oscar Micheaux () was an American American author, film director and producer., and is regarded as tree first major African American feature film maker (Wikipedia). He produced a film based on this novel.

In fact, reading his life story, this novel draws most of Cited by: 2. Oscar Micheaux (). “The Conquest: The Story of a Negro Pioneer”, p, U of Nebraska Press. Oscar Micheaux (October 2, – ) was a pioneering African American author and filmmaker, and without a doubt the most famous producer of race films.

Micheaux (or sometimes written as “Michaux”), was born near Metropolis, Illinois and grew up in Great Bend, Kansas, one of.

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His settling in the farm motivated Oscar Micheaux to start writing. His first book was The Conquest. In the publication, he narrated the triumphs and struggles of his journey to financial freedom. The American depression, coupled with a severe drought made Micheaux lose out his farm.

Soon after, he relocated to Iowa. Oscar Micheaux: Dakota Homesteader, Author, Pioneer Film Maker: a Biography. Betti Carol VanEpps-Taylor.

Dakota West Books, - African American motion picture producers and directors - pages. 0 Reviews. What people are saying - Write a. (Regan Books, pages, $) McGilligan’s exhaustive biography of the shadowy, half-forgotten yet indomitable African-American film pioneer Oscar Micheaux.

At a time when blacks lived severely restricted lives in Jim Crow America (Micheaux died broke in at age 67), this ambitious original managed, against incredible odds, to pump.

The novelist and filmmaker Oscar Micheaux was born in Metropolis, Illinois, one of thirteen children of former slaves Swan and Bell Micheaux.

The early events of his life are not clear and must be gleaned from several fictionalized versions he published. Oscar Micheaux was born inin Metropolis, Illinois, one of 13 children of former slaves.

When he was 17 years old he left home for Chicago, where he got a job as a Pullman porter, one of the best jobs an African-American could get in the days of Jim Crow laws that separated the races and were an official bulwark of racism.

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Griffith&#;a bigger-than-life American folk hero whose important life story has been nearly forgotten today. The son of freed slaves, he roamed America as a Pullman porter before making his first mark as Brand: HarperCollins Publishers.

The mainstay of race pictures was Oscar Micheaux (), an intrepid filmmaker-novelist-entrepreneur whose career spanned four decades and who made more than 40 movies. Oscar Micheaux was the Jackie Robinson of film, the black D.

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Usually, if nothing else, the reader of a biography can be assured of the name of the central figure, and the facts of his birth and death. Yet the precise place where Micheaux. Oscar Devereaux Micheaux (January 2, – Ma ) was an African American author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films.

Although the short-lived Lincoln Motion Picture Company was the first movie company owned and controlled by black filmmakers, Micheaux is regar. Micheaux wasn’t the first black filmmaker, but he was the first black auteur, whose body of work developed his themes and his artistry in the course of his long career, which ran from to   Oscar Micheaux wrote seven novels.

"The Conquest" was his first novel, and his best. If you can only purchase one book BY Oscar Micheaux, this is the best. Prof. Jayna Brown's introduction is outstanding. Her introduction is tough but fair.

The introduction places Oscar Micheaux in his historical context, as a conservative Booker T. Washington 5/5(1). Oscar Micheaux, Writer: Within Our Gates.

Oscar Micheaux, the first African-American to produce a feature-length film (The Homesteader ()) and a sound feature-length film (The Exile ()), is not only a major figure in American film for these milestones, but because his oeuvre is a window into the American history and psyche regarding race and its deleterious effects on individuals Born: A filmmaker's dramatic rise and fall Oscar Micheaux was an innovator and a revolutionary force as a filmmaker, entrepreneur and novelist, unquestionably black America's first multimedia champion.

But as Patrick Milligan's exceptional new biography Oscar Micheaux shows, he was also a. Oscar Micheaux (author & filmmaker) Producing more than 40 films between andOscar Micheaux is known as the father of Afro-American cinema.

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Oscar was born January 2,in Metropolis Illinois. Get this from a library. Oscar Micheaux: Dakota homesteader, author, pioneer film maker: a biography. [Betti Carol VanEpps-Taylor]. A newspaper ad for the first all-black feature film, The Homesteader, which turned years old this year.

Citizen Micheaux. Micheaux was born in rural Illinois in to a family of former : Richard Trenholm.Oscar MICHEAUX ( - ) "This is the true story of a negro who was discontented and the circumstances that were the outcome of that discontent." While considered a novel, this largely autobiographical story is based on the author's experience as .Micheaux penned his first novel, “The Conquest: The Story of a Negro Pioneer,” inwhich he rewrote into his most popular book, “The Homesteader,” in