Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wild Wild West

The Crimson Skull vintage movie posterVery few have heard of the early film industry that existed in Florida from 1900 to 1930. Before it eventually fell to West coast competition, the studios produced some amazing "race films" starring all black casts. One of the best was the first black Wild West adventure, "The Crimson Skull," filmed on location in Oklahoma with real black cowboys, including rodeo star Bill Pickett, and New York stage actress Anita Bush. The beautiful vintage movie poster is a genuine piece of black Americana and of specific interest to Florida memorabilia collectors like myself. Posteriatati has a few other posters from the same film, but this one's my favorite, which best shows the story of an outlaw gang stirrin' up trouble in a peaceful town. ($1500)

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