Chicago and Cinema's First Black Kiss

25 min

Hear about the Chicago studio that filmed the movies' first onscreen kiss by a Black couple

 

About

In 2018, the short film Something Good—Negro Kiss was added to the National Film Registry. In 2021, another version was discovered in Norway. Both versions of (presumably) the first onscreen kiss by an African American couple have been traced to a Chicago studio from 1898. 


On this short virtual walking tour with Chicago Movie Tours, let's learn more about the location of this studio as well as the rare footage and the two actors featured in it.

 
 

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What's Included

Chicago Movie Tours' virtual and in-person programs incorporate the following to bring the subject matter to life:

• HD video
• Photos
• Clips and screenshots
• Maps
• Newspapers
• Movie fan magazines
• Animated slideshows
• Expert commentary...and more

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