Oscar Micheaux and Leo Frank: Cinematic Justice Across the Color Line

Oscar Micheaux and Leo Frank: Cinematic Justice Across the Color Line Abstract This essay analyzes, for the first time, Oscar Micheaux's selective use of unmistakable details from the notorious, racially charged Mary Phagan/Leo Frank 1913 murder case for narrative material in his 1936 film Murder in Harlem. Readers thus gain new insights into Micheaux's creativity and use of public history. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Film Quarterly University of California Press

Oscar Micheaux and Leo Frank: Cinematic Justice Across the Color Line

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University of California Press
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Copyright © by the University of California Press
ISSN
0015-1386
eISSN
1533-8630
D.O.I.
10.1525/fq.2004.57.4.8
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Abstract

Abstract This essay analyzes, for the first time, Oscar Micheaux's selective use of unmistakable details from the notorious, racially charged Mary Phagan/Leo Frank 1913 murder case for narrative material in his 1936 film Murder in Harlem. Readers thus gain new insights into Micheaux's creativity and use of public history.

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Film QuarterlyUniversity of California Press

Published: Jul 1, 2004

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