WHAT IT IS ... WHAT IT WAS!
The Black Film Explosion of the '70s in Words and Pictures
Written by Gerald Martinez, Diana Martinez and Andres Chavez.
Paperback - 208 pages 1 Ed edition (October 1998)
Published by Hyperion
From "Superfly" to "Shaft", from "Foxy Brown" to "Cleopatra
Jones", this book offers a vivid pictorial and oral history of
the best and most intriguing movies to emerge from a singularly
American genre: African-American cinema of the 1970s.
Beautiful Full color design features original theatrical posters and artwork.
Finally, a fun and serious book about the 1970's genre commonly
called blaxploitation. The book is strong on color and
photos of film posters and it is a delight to see this material
reproduced so well, but as great as the eye candy is, this is no
"fluff" book. Interviews inlcude such greats as Pam "Coffy"
Grier, Fred "The Hammer" Williamson, Melvin "Sweetback" Van
Peebles, William "Blacula" Marshall and more! A great treat for
fans of this genre.