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Black Hollywood: The Early Years
An Afternoon TEA @ Home presentation by Marilyn Carminio
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2 pm

This multi-media presentation is a portrait of the black film community during Hollywood's formative years. Film was recognized early as a powerful medium to shape perceptions. There was a conscious attempt to categorize African Americans using negative stereotypes while they were calling for their equal rights as citizens. They came to be cast primarily as servants, "mammy" or plantation figures. Not until the 1950s would Hollywood cast a black actor in a leading role. This poignant account will feature black fil legends and lesser known artists of the period whose talent is an important part of Hollywood's legacy. These artists paved the way for future generations of African American actors who would claim their rightful position as leading stars of the silver screen.

About the presenter:


Marilyn Carminio worked for many years at an international law firm where she developed and presented client service training programs. She began her career as a NYC schoolteacher and went on to hold various positions at women's magazines such as Cosmopolitan, where she worked for Helen Gurley Brown, Elle Magazine, and New Woman. She has lectured at over 100 venues including: The Hutton House Lecture Series at C.W. Post, libraries throughout Long Island, the Roslyn Historical Society, Meadowbrook Pointe in Westbury, the Meadowbrook Women's Initiative, Hadassah groups and women's clubs.

Marilyn puts her heart and soul into preparing her multimedia presentations. She selects subjects for which she has a passion, which is richly conveyed through to the audience.

This is a FREE event and will be livestreamed direct to your home via Zoom. Click the FREE EVENT icon to the right to sign up for the zoom link. You will receive a confirmation email immediately after sign up to make note of with all information." Contact with any questions.

Afternoon T.E.A. is made possible by Ellen Brown and Bob Schwartz.


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