Open, general discussion of silent films, personalities and history.
Expanding slightly - by illustrating blurringly- on info from Steve Rydzewski
All clippings from The California Eagle
NOVEMBER 25, 1927 (silent work at Roach)
MARCH 4, 1932 (San Diego Minstrel Show)
JULY 20, 1934 (a mention just before his death)
JULY 27, 1934 (his death; talkie work at Roach)
JULY 2, 1937
Spencer Bell in The California Eagle
The historic black press must have had oodles of contemporary articles on African Americans in the Arts. The California Eagle is, so far, the only such journal that I've found available online for free (in this instance, microfilmed on the Internet Archive).
Here is a clip on Spencer Bell- click the photoshopped image below to see the original full California Eagle page from December 28, 1934
(A Spencer Bell credit not on imdb)
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