January 14, 2015

By Nancy Kuhl

Promotional photographs for Hallelujah, a musical film directed by King Vidor, and produced and distributed by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio. Hallelujah was one of the first films with an all-African American cast made by a major movie studio. The photographs, issued in 1929 by MGM, include  film stills and posed photographs depicting actors Fanny Belle De Knight, William Fountaine, Harry Gray, Daniel L. Haynes, and Victoria Spivey, as well as other cast members. Call Number: JWJ MSS 109 (MM)