‘Claudine,’ 1974, A Harlem Story, Full Movie (video)

vlcsnap-2014-01-17-18h35m51s120Claudine is a 1974 American film, produced by Third World Films and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Starring James Earl Jones, Diahann Carroll, and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, it is noted for being one of the few mainstream films, featuring an African-American cast released during that time, which was not a blaxploitation film. Continue Reading →

Up the Book Staircase (‘Paris Blues Revisited’)

Albert Murray,

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Albert Murray, acclaimed essayist and author of several novels including Train. Whistle. Guitar has those floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that loom over you, hinting at timelessness. My acquaintance with his famed Harlem apartment is secondhand, but I’ve seen those shelves. Continue Reading →