I remember rushing to my computer to order my copy of Women Of Blaxploitation the minute I learned this book had been published. I felt as if there was someone else who “got it”… about one of the greatest times in Black cinematic history and the impact that Black women had in these films.
A couple of months ago, the crew from the Collector’s Quest website became the first people to actually visit the offices of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, interview me and see our collection.
Widely recognized as the impresario of Black arts and culture, Ellis B. Haizlip devoted a lifetime of artistic excellence to the communication of Black perspectives through stage and television productions. His mission, in his own words, was “to sensitize and involve the total community in the lifestyle and rhythm” of Black Americans.
The Barack Obama Comic Book Collection is the newest addition to The Museum of UnCut Funk’s archives. As comic books fans and avid collectors, we are dedicated to the preservation of funky comics that reflect Black contributions to contemporary culture.
The Museum of UnCut Funk’s Black Movie Art and Black Animation Collections are also growing. We have acquired art from some of the coolest and most obscure movie posters and Saturday morning cartoon art on the planet.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Robert Schnakenberg and discuss his Spoof Comic books Soul Trek Volumes 1 and 2.
Sherman Hemsley will best be remembered for his incomparable portrayal of George Jefferson, the short, militant, sharp-toungued, chauvinistic, politically incorrect, HNIC on the sitcom The Jeffersons.
Here is the official music video for Celebrate, Whitney’s last song recorded for the soundtrack of the upcoming remake of Sparkle.
I have been meaning to post the trailer for Whitney’s movie Sparkle, along with the poster. I was a little slow on this. So when Whitney’s last song Celebrate, recorded for the movie soundtrack, was released earlier today, I decided to post everything at once. I have also included a couple of interviews on the film. ENJOY!!!
The death of Whitney Houston at the age of 48 is a deep loss for the music world. But it also has reverberations in another artistic realm–the movies.
Opening Night 70′s Party – January 27, 2012
I went back to ToonSeum for the opening night 70′s themed party over the weekend. The opening event was held in conjunction with the area gallery crawl in downtown Pittsburgh, so both the art and cartoon lovers came out.
You want some raw adult comix shit! Then this is da shit. It’s so raw I’m speechless. These motherfuckers, in the comix book, are straight out of the 1970’s and they forgot to grow up.
From The Curator’s collection The Museum of UnCut Funk presents The Real Deal Comix…issues 1,3,4,5,6. Issues 2 is sold out and damn near impossible to find.
The history of the cinema is dotted with “a-star-is-born” films: James Cagney in “Public Enemy,” Boris Karloff in “Frankenstein,” Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky,” Robert De Niro in “Mean Streets.” But for Pam Grier, her star-making film is less auspicious.
One of the most charismatic action stars, Fred is known for coming at you hard in-your-face action. True to his image, you can find him presently doing exactly that in Down ‘N Dirty, his second in a series of films in which he stars as street-wise Dakota ‘Dak’ Smith (first starred as “Dak’ in Night Vision – which he received the Dallas Forth-Worth Film Critics Assoc. Award).