Kindaris Pictures Podcast

Kindaris Pictures Podcast

By A.M. Warren
Kindaris Pictures is a budding film company founded by your host, Adrienne. In this podcast, Adrienne chats about the Black experience in Old Hollywood.
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"Play It, Hazel".
Paying tribute to the jazz/classical pianist, Hazel Scott, and discussing the movie role that almost was...
04:14
February 26, 2020
Louise and Fredi: The Forgotten Contenders
In this episode, we pay tribute to Louise Beavers and Fredi Washington - stars of the 1934 film, "Imitation of Life". The actresses (and eventual friends) received high praise for their performances. 
10:48
February 5, 2020
Oscar Winner, James Baskett
Paying tribute to James Baskett - winner of an Honorary Academy Award in 1948.
12:22
January 22, 2020
100 Years of 'Within Our Gates'
Within Our Gates opened in Chicago on January 12, 1920. It is believed that the film was Oscar Micheaux's response to the D.W. Griffith blockbuster, "The Birth of a Nation". In this episode, we discuss the ruckus surrounding the movie's release. Correction: I stated that Oscar Micheaux was born on January 8th, he was born on January 2nd.
14:37
January 8, 2020
Eartha Kitt Remembrance
Honoring Eartha Kitt - the dynamic entertainer we lost on December 25, 2008.
10:39
December 25, 2019
Julia: Good Show, Bad Time?
In this episode, Adrienne briefly addresses the criticism of the NBC sitcom, "Julia" - starring Diahann Carroll.
21:01
December 11, 2019
Anita Bush and Her Players
The Anita Bush Players were an all-Black theater troupe that would later become known as the Lafayette Players. The troupe launched the careers of many stage and film greats.
09:05
November 27, 2019
The (Black) Women - Season Finale
Season One, Episode Ten Celebrating the Black women in MGM's 1939 classic, THE WOMEN (starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Rosalind Russell). 
13:02
September 29, 2019
Thanks, Donald Bogle!
Paying tribute to the author and historian whose work has GREATLY inspired the Kindaris Pictures Podcast, and Kindaris Pictures in general. Donald Bogle is the author of seven (not six, as stated in the podcast) books, including "Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films", "Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood", and most recently (not mentioned in the episode) "Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers".
17:21
September 15, 2019
I Want You to Be My Baby But the Casting Director Said 'No'.
Did you know that The Ronettes were almost cast in a movie with Joey Dee and the Starlighters?
10:16
September 1, 2019
Ben Carter: Central Ave. Selznick
Learn about actor/agent Ben Carter in this episode of the Kindaris Pictures Podcast. Carter was responsible for booking the majority of Old Hollywood's Black talent.
15:16
August 25, 2019
Kindaris Pictures: An Origin Story
A final exam. A rejection. A drive home. An epiphany.  This is the story of Kindaris Pictures.
19:04
August 20, 2019
No. They Weren't Friends.
Adrienne discusses the use of the word "friend" (and sometimes "equal") when referring to certain Black characters of Hollywood's Golden Era.
15:47
August 4, 2019
The Interesting Tale of THE GREEN PASTURES.
In this episode of the Kindaris Pictures Podcast, Adrienne talks about the critical reception of THE GREEN PASTURES (1936) and gives her own review. THE GREEN PASTURES was Hollywood's 3rd all-Black cast production. Based on the play of the same name, it was the highest grossing all-Black cast film until 1954's CARMEN JONES was released. This episode also features a cameo from Adrienne's furry buddy, Miss Kenya. Visit kindarispictures.com. for more information on this episode.
22:17
July 21, 2019
Hub of Black Los Angeles: The Dunbar Hotel
In the third episode of the Kindaris Pictures Podcast, Adrienne talks about The Dunbar Hotel - an business, political, and entertainment hub for Black Los Angeles. (Recorded July 3, 2019)
08:50
July 7, 2019
Hallelujah, We Speak Your Names! (June 2019)
In the second episode of the Kindaris Pictures Podcast, we honor the unsung cast of the 1929 film, HALLELUJAH! The things they endured--and overcame--are worth speaking of. Their names are worthy of lifting. 
15:18
June 23, 2019
Mildred Washington: A Life Cut Short (April 2019)
In this inaugural episode, Adrienne Warren of Kindaris Pictures talks about the Long Beach Earthquake of 1933--and a significant life that was claimed because of it. Uploaded: Sunday, April 7, 2019 Warning: This episode details the earthquake and includes sound effects.
05:10
April 7, 2019