The Museum Of UnCut Funk is honored to have had a conversation with Bunnie Baldwin, a 1975 Fashion Fair model. Bunnie shares her experience working with Mrs. Eunice Johnson and the entire Fashion Fair family.
The LEGENDARY Bernard “Pretty” Purdie took time out from his travels, recording sessions and lecturing future musicians to sit down and talk about his amazing career. The Museum Of UnCut Funk is honored to have had the opportunity to interview Bernard “Pretty” Purdie.
Tracie Strahan interviewed Sista ToFunky about the Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition Tour for the WNBC-4 Public Affairs program Positively Black.
Sista ToFunky and Bianca Gray share a passion for being entrepreneurs. We have forged a friendship that exceeds our day jobs and we provide each other with a level of support that few can understand. The Museum Of UnCut Funk is delighted to support Bianca in her latest endeavor.
Noted author and scholar Ethel Morgan Smith sat down with the Museum Of UnCut Funk and shared her thoughts on some of the greatest female writers during the Black Arts Movement and her personal stories growing up in the South and living and studying in Germany. Smith captures her experiences in her self published books From Whence Cometh My Help: The African American Community at Hollins College and Reflections of the Other: Being Black in Germany. Our interview with Ethel is below. Thank you Ethel.
The blaxploitation film era of the 1970s was one of the coolest and hippest times in cinematic history. These films were made with low budgets for Black audiences and represented what was going on in the “hood”. At the time these films may have offended some but they had a huge impact on many others and Black culture as a whole. A number of these films were some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters of the time.
The Museum Of UnCut Funk loves blaxploitation so much that we had to interview Josiah Howard, author of Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide. This book is in our funky library! So sit back as we take a ride with Josiah’s as he talks about his love of the greatest period in cinematic history.
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.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Robert Schnakenberg and discuss his Spoof Comic books Soul Trek Volumes 1 and 2.
I came across DJ Skeme Richards blog by pure luck. After spending some time reading his blog entries I was impressed with his love for the 1970’s. He doesn’t just collect 1970’s memorabilia, he has an obsession that is greater than mine.