COOL WORLD, THE (1963) Set of 11 photos


[New York]: Cinema V, [1963]. Set of eleven (11) 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white print still photos. One photo shows some rippling, a few have marginal chips or other signs of light handling overall very good+.

Director Shirley Clarke’s harrowing film about African American teenage gang life in Harlem.

Bogle, Blacks in American Films and Television, pp. 64: “Blistering, unsettling, ironic, The Cool World‘s semi-documentary approach to ghetto life and ghetto inhabitants was, in the 1960s, totally new to American cinema.”

Selected in 1994 for the United States National Film Registry.

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