[Film Poster]: "The Green Eyed Monster"

Arlington, Florida: Norman Film Mfg. Co., [1919 or 1920].


Unbound. Poster. Measuring 28" x 42". Very good or better with some loss at the bottom left margin, a few nicks and tears at the extremities, and a few light horizontal creases; the paper is surprising bright and supple. A poster advertising Norman Studios first feature-length, all-black film *The Green Eyed Monster* directed by Richard Norman, who believed there was an untapped market for films featuring African-Americans in non-stereotypical roles. Taking the stock footage and script he had used for dozens of short films that he produced using local talent around the Midwest, Norman expanded the story into a full-length film with an all-black cast filmed at his studio in Arlington, Florida. The original version of the film was released in 1919 to a tepid response, but a re-edited version with its comedic elements removed proved a success with African-American audiences. Sadly, like many other films of the silent era, the film has been lost. Rare. *OCLC* locates no copies.

Item #403351

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[Film Poster]: "The Green Eyed Monster"