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Blast From the Past with actor Julian Mayfield

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Title:
Blast From the Past with actor Julian Mayfield
Description:
In this clip, "Blast From the Past" features an excerpt from the 1969 interview with actor Julian Mayfield who talks about the breadth of artistic creativity and ability in the African American community, and the need to avoid straight jacketing this artistic ability into proscribed narrow disciplines. Overall the program features a discussion of the theater and the role of African Americans in the theater. Host Barbara Barrow and guests Fred Johnson (mime), Charles Turner (actor/director), and Susan Batson Ford (actor) discuss working in the theater, the pros and cons of theater work, the importance of the audience in theater, the verbal and nonverbal communication of actors, performance vs. the technical aspects of the theater, African American mime artists, and the politics of the theater. Additional segments include a performances by Fred Johnson, "Blast From the Past" (with a 1969 interview with actor Julian Mayfield), "Information" (with a description of homemaker services narrated by a member of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union), "Access" (with a description of the services of the the Charles Drew Family Life Center), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" with Producer Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.
Producer:
Rivero, Marita
Creator:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Director:
White, Conrad
Contributor:
Boston Art Ensemble
Contributor:
Cogell, Lloyd
Host:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Contributor:
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie
Contributor:
Cross, June
Contributor:
Farrier, Steven
Date:
December 4, 1974
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
African American arts
Batson Ford, Susan
African American theater
Turner, Charles
African Americans in the performing arts
Edwards, Allison
Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Mass.)
Fernandez, Peter
Glass, Arthur, Jr
Charles Drew Family Life Center (Boston, Mass.)
Mayfield, Julian, 1928-
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_238FF7678A4742348CE144D2F8DF642E