GORDON PARKS DIRECTING | THE LEARNING TREE (1969) Set of 4 photos$1,250.00
[Burbank, CA]: Warner Brothers, 1969. Set of four 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) vintage original photos, fine. One photo is double weight, the other three have printed studio text on verso.
Gordon Parks was the first African American to direct a feature film for a major Hollywood studio, and the result was THE LEARNING TREE, a coming-of-age story about a Black teenager in Depression-era Kansas.
Although photos from this film do turn up from time to time, these are the first photos showing Parks that I have, to date, encountered. The double weight photo is a moody portrait of Parks. The other three show him with various cast members.