Just in time for the upcoming 2018 Black History Month-a five film booking promotion-includes four Richard Norman films that were made and one-a 15 chapter serial-Zircon-that never was! Films shown are from 1919 to the early 1920's-a great piece of early African-American cinema history.
The Bull-Dogger-the 1921 Norman Film Studio's African American bullfighting cowboy western-Featuring The Colored Hero of the Mexican Bull Ring in Death Defying Feats of Courage and Skill-Thrills! Laughs too!-Bill Pickett fighting a wild Mexican Bull-starring Bill Pickett-World's Colored Champion-Bennie Turpin-Anita Bush AND
The Crimson Skull-the 1921 Norman Film Studio's silent "all colored cast" African American mystery cowboy western starring Anita Bush-Little Mother of Colored Drama-Lawrence Chenault-Bill Pickett-World Champion Wild West Performer-Steve Reynolds-the One Legged Marvel-and 30 Colored Cowboys AND
The Green-Eyed Monster-the 1919 Norman Film Studio's African American silent romantic railroad train adventure-billed as a Stupendous All-Star Negro Motion Picture-Endorsed by the most Prominent Colored People of America as being the greatest picture of its kind-Five smashing reels of Thrills! Action!! Punch!!!-the Green Eyed Monster refers to both jealousy and one of the trains in the movie starring Jack Austin-Louise Dunbar-Steve Reynolds-Robert Stewart AND
Regeneration-the 1923 Norman Film Studio's African American silent South Seas tropical island thriller starring Stella Mayo-billed as a Sensational Colored Screen Beauty-M.C. Maxwell-Alfred Norcom-Charlie Gaines-Steve Reynolds.
Zircon-a 15 chapter serial that unfortunately was never made though the brochure goes into exciting detail of what the serial was about.
Watch a couple of our trailers for lost Norman films below.