Little Black Sambo Cartoon Movie Poster, 41 x 27". Little Black Sambo is a 1935 Cinecolor, sound animated film, based on the controversial children's book of the same name. The colorful poster depicts the cartoon characters engaged in a comedic moment. One sheet linen backed poster is in good condition. Minor discoloration.
Produced by Celebrity Productions this is a P.A. Powers Comic Color Cartoon. This film was created at the Ub Iwerks Studio, and released by Celebrity. The film marked the first appearance of an unnamed dog who appeared in three of Iwerks' films.
As seen in Separate Cinema: First 100 Years of Black Poster Art, pg. 86.
A Cinema Apart, or the Beverly and Larry Richards Collection, was amassed by Larry Richards over a number of many years. A respected historian and a librarian at the Philadelphia Free Library, and author of the book African American Films Through 1959: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Filmography, Mr. Richards was deeply passionate and knowledgeable about African-American culture and history. In 2008, Mr. Richards tragically and suddenly died quite young, leaving behind his collection of hundreds of motion picture posters featuring African-American stars and addressing African-American issues, as well as rare broadsides, window cards, and ephemera. Additionally, he possessed items relating to African-American and slavery history. His collection has been deemed so culturally important that a section of it is now in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. His wife, Dr. Beverly Richards, now oversees the collection, and has lectured on and exhibited the items both nationally and internationally.