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Lessons in Black History – Nina Mae McKinney

February 3, 2019

Nina Mae McKinney – Often referred to as “the Black Garbo” or “the Colored Garbo,” Nina Mae McKinney was the first black leading women in mainstream Hollywood. Nina (pronounced Nine-ah) was born in South Carolina in 1913, and moved to New York while still in her teens. She worked as a dancer when legendary director King…

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Lessons in Black History – Florynce “Flo” Kennedy

February 2, 2019

Florynce “Flo” Kennedy – Flo Kennedy was born in Kansas City in 1916, and moved to New York City after she graduated high school. After graduating Columbia University in 1948, she applied to the Columbia Law School, but was rejected because she was a woman. After threatening a lawsuit on the grounds of racial discrimination,…

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Lessons in Black History – Oscar Micheaux

February 1, 2019

Oscar Micheaux – Although he was not the first black filmmaker, Oscar Micheaux was the first black director to produce a feature-length film, and was certainly the most prolific movie maker of the era. The son of former slaves, born in Illinois in 1884, Micheaux moved to South Dakota with dreams of being a farmer.…

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DISCOMBOBULATED – “The Imaginary Girlfriend, Part 4”

August 23, 2018
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DISCOMBOBULATED – “The Imaginary Girlfriend, Part 3”

August 20, 2018
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DISCOMBOBULATED – “The Imaginary Girlfriend, Part 2”

August 16, 2018
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BAMF’s Movie Poster of the Week- CONAN THE BARBARIAN

August 14, 2018

Although I loved Conan The Barbarian when I was a kid, in retrospect I can say with supreme confidence that the movie poster is the best part. The American version of the poster (above) features art by Renato Casaro. The superior European version (directly below) also features art Casaro. The third image I’ve posted is…

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DISCOMBOBULATED – “The Imaginary Girlfriend”

August 13, 2018
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DISCOMBOBULATED – “More Things We Tell Our Therapist”

August 9, 2018
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BAMF’s Movie Poster of the Week – DEATH RACE 2000

August 7, 2018

For this installment of the Movie Poster of the Week we proudly present director Paul Bartel’s brilliant satire, Death Race 2000. What more needs to be said? Below is an Italian version of the poster, with different artwork, but still equally badass (perhaps even slightly more badass). And one more version, just for good measure.

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