Order Amos n Andy and other classic movies and TV shows on DVD to support the many projects presented by the Historic Ebony Showcase Theatre founded by Edna Stewart and husband Nick Stewart of Song of the South and Amos 'n Andy.
Nick Stewart played the part of Lightnin the janitor in Amos 'n Andy and Brer Bear in Song of the South and the Splash Mountain ride at Disneyland. He used his money to help thousands of others through the Ebony Showcase charity. Valarie Stewart, the daughter of Nick and Edna Stewart, needs your help to keep the legacy of her parents alive, by continuing to provide Education, Artistic and Cultural Enrichment through Entertainment to our community and to the world, through the Ebony Showcase Theatre and Cultural Arts Workshop, the charity that they founded in 1950. All donationa are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law
Nick & Edna Stewart
Nick Stewart, was born in Harlem, New York on March 15, 1910. His parents were recent immigrants from Barbados, British West Indies, where he spent his early childhood. He often said that most of his peers in Harlem ended up either dead or in jail; but his life was changed because he learned to dance. He began a career as a performer in the 1930s at the Hoofers Club and the Cotton Club.
He and his wife, Edna, were pioneers in legitimate theater in the United States. They founded the Ebony Showcase Theatre in 1950. The Ebony Showcase has been a charity since 1964.
SONG OF THE SOUTH VIDEO
Nick Stewart was a featuured performer in stage, radio, movies, and television: He played Lightnin' in the Amos 'n Andy TV show in the 1950s. He created the voice of Brer Bear in Disney's Song of the South, and the Splash Mountain ride at Disneyland. He's the actor who gave Gene Wilder the shoe polish in "Silver Streak." He was in "Carmen Jones," "Stormy Weather," "Cabin in the Sky," "Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World," and more.
Everybody's Got a Laughing Place
NICK STEWART MEMORIAL VIDEO
Nick Stewart passed away December 18, 2000.
Welcome. My name is Valarie Stewart. I preserve the legacy of my parents, Nick and Edna Stewart, by providing positive projects and services to people of all ages, races, and backgrounds. Please help me relaunch and enhance projects, in honor of my parents, including performing and visual arts classes, discipline, and exposure for at-risk kids.
No one in the history of show business accomplished what my pioneering parents did; yet only a few are aware of their accomplishments. Click the HOME LINK TO SEE descriptinns of some of our projects.
In the 1990s MY PARENTS EARNED awards including Living Legend Awards from the National Black Theatre Festival, the L.A. Weekly newspaper's Theatre Award, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch of the NAACP and my father's inclusion in the Academy of Television Arts and Science's Archive of American Television, which is dedicated to preserving the history of early television pioneers.
Valarie Stewart Ebony Showcase Theatre Administrator (and WebWeaver)
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Make a DVD purchase, or tax deductible donation, to enable us to offer more projects and services to provide Education, Artistic and Cultural Enrichment through Entertainment.
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The Archive of American Television is an oral history project of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It is their ultimate goal to be the world's largest and most advanced oral history collection on the history of television. So far they have interviewed over 800 television pioneers.The selection process is chaired by a committee of television executives and industry professionals. Only 25 interviewees are selected per year. Four excerpts from Nick Stewart's interviews are below.
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HELP KEEP THE LEGACY OF NICK STEWART ALIVE
URGENT! We lost our lease when a "flipper" bought the property we were renting. We have an immediate need to raise $5000 to cover the rent, deposit, public storage, and moving costs, for a new location. Our equipment, furniture, etc., had to be put in storage and we cannot operate without a new space.
All contributions are tax deductible. No contribution is too small.
You can also help us by ordering Classic Films and TV shows from the Catalogs listed below.
WESTERNS: BONANZA TV SERIES WESTERNS: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
Video Collection (Movies and TV shows) WESTERNS: MORE TV WESTERN
Catalog will be added in a few days, check back.
ESPECIALLY FOR HOME VIDEO. Check back in a few days. This catalog is on its way.
VINTAGE TV PRESENTATION
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We also offer the folowing types of movies (The new catalogs will
be online soon): Drama, Family, Foreign films, Historic and War films,
Horror and Science Fiction, Juvenile Delinquent films, Musicals, Mystery
and Suspense, Serials, Sword and Sandal, Unsold and Sold TV Pilots ..and
More! Remember to email, write, fax, or use the chat feature (above) to
tell Valarie the titles that you're seeking.
For fastest shipment order online, or call us on the telephone; if you order by mail, please send a postal money order for fastest shipment. We will wait for checks, etc., to clear before shipping your order.
Remember to first reserve your selections by email, phone or fax. Please
order by mentioning the catalog number on the left side of the description of
your item. Checks and money orders must be made out to "Ebony Showcase Theatre." We also accept
credit and debit cards.
ORDER AN AMOS 'n ANDY BOX SET
It's The Perfect Gift for the Senior Who Has Everything
All 76 DIGITALLY RESTORED Complete DVD Set
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Financing is Available (no interest) for payments over $99.
EPISODES ARE LISTED IN THE NEXT COLUMN.
Watch ANATOMY OF A CONTROVERSY
Call 323-393-3744 to purchase Anatomy of a Controversy DVD
CNN NEWSCAST (1992)
Although the buildings that housed the theater were demolished by the community redevelopment Agency in 1998 due to earthquake-related issues, the theater has many projects on the internet and in the community (click on the HOME link at the top of the screen for a description of some of our current projects). Your contributions will enable us to rent our own building and offer needed services and traiining to people of all ages (with a special focus on young people).
BB KING & FRIENDS at the Ebony Showcase
In memoriam to Paul Butterfield.
Stevie Ray Voughan,
Amos n' Andy began as one of the first radio situation comedy series. The Amos n' Andy show was written and voiced by Charles Correll & Freeman Gosden. Amos n' Andy was first broadcast in 1928. Amos n' Andy ran as a daily radio show from 1928 until 1943, as a weekly situation comedy from 1943 until 1955, and as a nightly DJ show from 1954 until 1960. The television adaptation of Amos n' Andy ran on CBS-TV from 1951 until 1953, and continued in syndicated reruns until the mid 60s.
DIGITALLY RESTORED 9 DVD SET FACTORY SEALED TOP QUALITY Episodes:
1 AMOS HELPS OUT
2 ANDY BUYS A HOUSE
3 ANDY FALLS IN LOVE WITH AN ACTRESS
4 ANDY GETS A TELEGRAM
5 ANDY GETS MARRIED
6 ANTIQUE SHOP
8 BIRTHDAY CARD
9 CALL LEHIGH 4-9900
10 CHINCHILLA BUSINESS
11 CLASSIFIED AD
12 COUNTERFEITERS IN THE BASEMENT
13 COUSIN EFFIES WILL
14 FATHER BY PROXY
15 GETTING MAMA MARRIED 1
16 GETTING MAMA MARRIED 2
17 GIRL AT THE STATION
18 GIRLS UPSTAIRS
20 INCOME TAX SHOW
21 INSURANCE POLICY
22 JEWELRY STORE ROBBERY
23 KINGFISH AT THE BALL GAME
24 KINGFISH BECOMES A PRESS AGENT
25 KINGFISH BUYS A CHAIR
26 KINGFISH FINDS HIS FUTURE
27 KINGFISH GETS AMNESIA
28 KINGFISH GETS DRAFTED
29 KINGFISH GOES TO WORK
30 KINGFISH HAS A BABY
31 KINGFISH SELLS A LOT
32 KINGFISH TEACHES ANDY TO FLY
33 KINGFISH'S LAST FRIEND
34 KINGFISH'S SECRETARY
35 LEROY LENDS A HAND
36 LEROYS SUITS
37 LODGE BROTHERS COMPLAIN
38 MADAME QUEEN'S VOICE
39 MEAL TICKET
40 MR. JACKSON COMES TO TOWN
41 NEW NEIGHBORS
42 QUO VADIS
43 READY MADE FAMILY
45 SAPPHIRE DISAPPEARS
46 SECOND HONEYMOON
47 SEEING IS BELIEVING
48 SOCIETY PARTY
49 SUPERFINE BRUSH
50 THE ADOPTION
51 THE BALLET TICKETS
52 THE BOARDER
53 THE BROKEN CLOCK
54 THE CHRISTMAS STORY
55 THE CONVENTION
56 THE DINER
57 THE ENGAGEMENT
58 THE EYEGLASS
59 THE GODFATHER
60 THE GUN
61 THE HAPPY STEVENSES
62 THE INVISIBLE GLASS
63 THE LIGHT BLUE CAR
64 THE LION TAMER
65 THE PIGGY BANK
66 THE RARE COIN
67 THE RASSLIN MATCH
68 THE TURKEY DINNER
69 THE WINSOW WOMAN
70 TRAFFIC VIOLATION
71 URANIUM MINE
73 VIVA LA FRANCE
74 YOUNG GIRLS MOTHER
75 INTRODUCTION TO THE CAST
76 CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK
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