Chicago and Cinema's First Black Kiss
Hear about the Chicago studio that filmed the movies' first onscreen kiss by a Black couple
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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