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On Thu, 10 Mar 1994 13:16:13 GMT BRIAN TAVES said:
>          In response to  the posting referred to,  I  have  heard about  a
>          number  of  rumors,  research,  columns, speculation, etc.  of  a
>          Hollywood biopic on Oscar Micheaux over the last  few years. (The
>          irony  of Hollywood filming the Micheaux story would certainly be
>          overwhelming.)  However,  I  have  not  heard  of  anything  more
>          concrete,  certainly  not  something  actually  filmed,  although
>          perhaps someone who follows Variety and  the  trades  might  know
>          more. A documentary about Micheaux and early race films, entitled
>          MIDNIGHT RAMBLE, was recently completed and is  set  to  air over
>          PBS's  American  Experience  anthology,  sometime  this  year   I
>          believe.
>          Brian Taves, Motion Picture Division
>          Library of Congress
>                                 Tavesmail.loc.gov
      Maybe it was the last moments of MIDNIGHT RAMBLE, with a creative
docudramatic reconstruction of Michaux's character, that I saw.
                                           Robert Withers
                                           Brooklyn College