Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Illustrious Blackness

Distinguished career/
Othello, Douglass, and more/
But loved “Blacula.”

 William Marshall (1924-2003), by Van Vechten, 1951.

Below is a YouTube link to 1972's Blacula. Colonialism and slavery play a part in this film, as African prince Maamuwalde is turned into a vampire by Count Dracula. This film also starred Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala (1939-1991), and the luminous Vonetta McGee (1945-2010).

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