Item #19574 Blaxploitation Lobby Card Archive The Education of Sonny Carson Original 1974 A portrayal of Black life in Brooklyn in the 1950's. Rony Clanton The Education of Sonny Carson, Mary Alice, Don Gordon.
Blaxploitation Lobby Card Archive The Education of Sonny Carson Original 1974 A portrayal of Black life in Brooklyn in the 1950's
Blaxploitation Lobby Card Archive The Education of Sonny Carson Original 1974 A portrayal of Black life in Brooklyn in the 1950's

Blaxploitation Lobby Card Archive The Education of Sonny Carson Original 1974 A portrayal of Black life in Brooklyn in the 1950's

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[African American Film], [Blaxploitation] The Education of Sonny Carson Original 1974 Lobby Card Archive of 8 Vibrant Lobby Cards. Paramount Pictures, 1974. Each lobby card measures 11" x 14". The Education of Sonny Carson portrays the struggles of Black life in Brooklyn, New York, during the 1950's. Based on the best-selling autobiography titled Sonny Carson, the film navigates the life of an African-American teen caught into a life of drugs, gang activity, and ultimately, prison. In essence, it follows the quest to obtain civil rights, and sheds light on both political and social issues of the time such as poverty, discrimination, and police brutality. With a renewed purpose in life after hearing about the demise of his former gang mates, the protagonist, Sonny, combats the drug trade under a new alias, Mwlina Lmiri Abubadika. Five lobby cards capture Rony Clanton as Sonny Carson, as a teen to his adulthood. In one of these images, he is rudely awakened by two White police officers holding guns to him and his love interest's faces. Two lobby cards capture large crowds gathering in the streets of Brooklyn, separated only by their distinguishable red, brown, and yellow outfits. This film meticulously explores the Black psyche as it is affected by negative gang ridden environments and various illicit activities, and eventual personal transformation through education and activism. A concrete portrayal of Black life in Brooklyn in the 1950's, this archive is vibrant and in very good condition.

Item #19574

Price: $450.00