"One of Hollywood's first African American movie stars, James Edwards catapulted to stardom. This book tells the story of Edwards' life and career, describing his unlikely climb to fame following a serious war injury and detailing how he paved the way for the careers of Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, and other African American stars to follow"--Provided by publisher.
Inner rage The greatest break of his life A brave picture "Hollywood's boldest stroke for democracy" James Edwards had arrived "Triple-threat Edwards" Soldier stories Reading, writing, and radio "I am arrogant and shall remain so" "Mad behavior" Scandalize my name "It wasn't a damn bit funny" The Joe Louis story Some of his best work Negro products "Hollywood : so what!" A khaki-clad stereotype? Tarzan, Eartha Kitt, and the strip scene "The role was a cheat" Black cowboys on a mission Comeback in a big picture The black revolution Final curtain "James Edwards was a pioneer".