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Black directors in Hollywood

Melvin Burke Donalson

Black directors in Hollywood

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Published by University of Texas Press in Austin, TX .
Written in English


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StatementMelvin Donalson.
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LC ClassificationsPN
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 375 p. :
Number of Pages375
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Open LibraryOL22567830M
ISBN 100292701799


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