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Black is the Color of my TV Tube. (Association Copy)
Black is the Color of my TV Tube. (Association Copy)
Black is the Color of my TV Tube. (Association Copy)
Black is the Color of my TV Tube. (Association Copy)

Black is the Color of my TV Tube. (Association Copy)

“A personal odyssey of a talented Black reporter working in a white-controlled industry”


First Edition of this unusual book by this 4-time Emmy Award winner and with a significant inscription.

The Author’s Note remarks that the book’s title was chosen “because it best describes the way in which I look at the TV industry and the world through my perspective as a black man.” The publisher’s blurb states that “Gil Noble’s story is a personal odyssey of a talented Black reporter working in a white-controlled industry. Noble holds the mirror of life up to history…a history which suffered the first slave ships coming from the New World from Africa. His story is one man’s journey into himself, his ancestry and his heart.”

This copy was given by James “Library” Brown, librarian at the Newark Public Library, to Oliver St. Clair Franklin, OBE, Honorary Consul, British Honorary Consulate, Philadelphia.

Inscribed, thus: “To Oliver Franklin, film producer + 20th century renaissance man for all seasons. A gentleman totally committed to the beauty of things African + the beauty of things black. I do humbly inscribe this book + present it as a gift. May its contents inspire the receiver forever toward the creation of many, many black films of quality and standing beauty. Glad I know you! James Brown. Newark Black Film Festival Commission. 7/15/81.”

Noble’s book went through at least four printings; this first printing is an excellent copy.


Description: Black is the Color of my TV Tube. (Association Copy)

Secaucus, N.J.: Lyle Stuart Inc., (1981). 190pp. + [4] leaves of halftone illustrations. Half cloth and paper boards. Near fine in a like dust jacket.

[3731418]

Price: $450.00

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