Tag Archives: Pam Grier

Vintage Black Heroines Exhibition

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An Exhibition Featuring Vintage Black Comic Strips And Comics From The 1950’s-1970’s

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JORDI LONGARÓN THE LEGEND OF “FRIDAY FOSTER”

JORDI LONGARÓN THE LEGEND OF “FRIDAY FOSTER”

January 2015 is the 45th anniversary of first appearance of Friday Foster in a syndicated comic strip. David Moreu, a journalist from Barcelona, Spain, interviewed Jordi Longaron about his work on Friday Foster. The Museum Of UnCut Funk was contacted several months ago by David, to have our collection of Friday Foster comic strips appear in his article for the January 2015 edition of Visual Magazine. We are delighted to post the English translation of his interview.

PS check out David’s site, it’s in Spanish, but he is keeping FUNK alive in Spain!!!

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Uncut Funk By Josiah Howard

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“Bad, Black and Bountiful: The Museum Of UnCut Funk Looks Back at the Blaxploitation Film Genre”. At one time the images were omnipresent: on TV, in movies, on billboards and in magazines. Young African-American men and women in anti establishment starring film roles, wearing bell-bottoms, platforms and Afro hairstyles, and determined to get even—or “get over.” The time was the early 1970s, and the film genre was Blaxploitation—action oriented pictures that, for the most part, told stories culled from America’s crime-ridden inner-cities.

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The Charles Walker Band Brings the FUNK ala CHOCOLATE LOVE!

The Charles Walker Band Brings the FUNK ala CHOCOLATE LOVE!

Charles Walker delivers funky original melodies on the sax and keyboards, while Porsche Carmon accents his music with her brand of soul on lead vocals.  If Jill Scott and Pam Grier had a baby, it would be Porsche Carmon, that’s FUNK Sho’ Nuff.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 4 – 1973

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1973 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of Ganja and Hess, Heavy Traffic and The Black Bunch.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 3 – 1972

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1972 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of A Place Called Today, Fritz The Cat, Is The Father Black Enough and The Limit.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 2 – 1971

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1971 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of Black Chariot.

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The Friday Foster Chronicles!

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The Girl Is Baad!!!

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DJANGO UNCHAINED, IS OFF THE FUNKIN’ CHAIN

DJANGO UNCHAINED, IS OFF THE FUNKIN’ CHAIN

“Django Unchained” is everything a Quentin Tarantino fan expects it to be — Don’t miss it.  It stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Christopher Waltz.

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Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Dr. Yvonne Sims

Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Dr. Yvonne Sims

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.

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Wham Bam Thank You Pam!

Wham Bam Thank You Pam!

Do you know how much I LOVE Pam Grier??? I have got to get both of these for the Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection.

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RZA’S Man With The Iron Fists Trailer

RZA’S Man With The Iron Fists Trailer

The Man With The Iron Fists is on a short list of films that I am really excited about seeing. Here is the trailer for the upcoming kung fu flick written by, directed by and starring RZA. It is produced by Quentin Tarantino. It will be in theaters on November 2nd.

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Sista ToFunky’s Photo Album

Sista ToFunky’s Photo Album

As the Curator of The Museum Of UnCut Funk I have had an opportunity to meet some of my sheroes and heroes from the 1970’s. I hope to get to meet many more and continue to add to my photo album.

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Roger Corman’s Cult Classics

Roger Corman’s Cult Classics

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.

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Blaxploitation Filmography

 

The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements of the 1960’s set the stage for the 1970’s Black film revolution.

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Battle Of The Beauties

The Women of Blaxploitation


The Black Movie Boom of the 1970’s created jobs for young Black actresses and introduced new talents such as Pam Grier, Vonetta McGee, Gloria Henry, Tamara Dobson, Judy Pace, Esther Anderson, Paula Kelly, Carol Speed, Lisa Moore, Rosalind Cash, Jaki Demar, Rosalind Miles, Kathy Imrie, Shelia Frazier and Brenda Skyes.

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The ‘Fro Back Exhibition

1970’s Afro Styling Makes A Comeback

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Who Is The HCIC?

Who Is The HCIC?

Who Is The HCIC? (Head Curator In Charge)

That would be me, “Sista ToFunky”.

I am a starchild of the 1970’s. I love everything about this decade, the films, tv shows, music, fashion and of course the baaad attitude.

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Kool Cats and One Hip Chick

Kool Cats and One Hip Chick

Today I ventured to the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con with three goals in mind. To meet Pam Grier, Richard Roundtree and Billy Dee Williams. As my business partner and I made our trek, we talked about our continued love of the 1970’s, the films, the animation from the Saturday morning cartoons and the comics. We even discussed how this could be a small turning point in our lives as we continue to follow our passion by meeting these 1970’s film icons.

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Where Are They Now!!!

Where Are They Now!!!

The 1970s produced the film genre that would become known as ‘Blaxploitation’. These films were made specifically with an urban Black audience in mind. These movies were larger-than-life, action-packed and full of funk and soul music. These films also incorporated progressive social and political commentary. From Pam Grier to Bill Cosby, check out who delved into this genre and what the actors have been doing since the 1970s.

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