A grave headstone Oscar Micheaux's wife and producer...

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A grave headstone Oscar Micheaux's wife and producer...

Unread post by milefilms » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:38 pm

https://www.gofundme.com/alice-b-russel ... -headstone

Dear Nitratevilleans,

My good friends Terri Francis and Brian Graney of the Indiana University Black Film Archive is trying to raise funds to provide a headstone to the grave of Alice Micheaux, the wife of Oscar. "Alice B. Russell Micheaux was a pioneering film actress and film producer, as well as the widow of Oscar Micheaux, renowned African American filmmaker, active during the silent era through the 1940s. Yet unfortunately, Alice spent her final years as a ward of the state suffering from dementia, and was buried in 1985 in an unmarked pauper’s grave at the Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, New York."

I hope you all can help!
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Re: A grave headstone Oscar Micheaux's wife and producer...

Unread post by silentfilm » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:59 pm

I've moved this to the Crowdfunding Board.

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Re: A grave headstone Oscar Micheaux's wife and producer...

Unread post by Eric Cohen » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:32 pm

Here's the Women Film Pionees Project profile of Alice B. Russell:

https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/pioneer/ ... -russell-2" target="_blank


Also in the Greenwood Union Cemetery is Clarine Seymour, who sickened and died while making Way Down East just up the road at D.W.'s Mamaroneck studio.

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