Regester, Charlene B. 1956-

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REGESTER, Charlene B. 1956-

PERSONAL:

Born February 28, 1956, in Chapel Hill, NC; daughter of Albert and Charlotte Regester. Ethnicity: "African American." Education: University of North Carolina, Ph.D., 1987.

ADDRESSES:

Home—205 North Graham St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Office—Department of Afro-American Studies, 107 Battle Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, assistant professor.

WRITINGS:

Black Entertainers in African American Newspaper Articles, Volume 1: An Annotated Bibliography of the Chicago Defender, the Afro-American (Baltimore), the Los Angeles Sentinel, and the New York Amsterdam News, 1910-1950, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2002.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Black Entertainers in African American Newspaper Articles, Volume 2, for McFarland (Jefferson, NC), completion expected in 2005.

SIDELIGHTS:

Charlene B. Regester told CA: "Motivation for writing has been spawned by my interest in black film history. Because so little work has been done in this area, I have been particularly fascinated with black entertainment history—specifically film history prior to 1950. Historians such as Donald Bogle, Thomas Cripps, Charles Musser, Clyde Taylor, and Jane Gaines have influenced my work, as well as film scholars such as Michele Wallace, Mark Reid, Gloria Gibson, Ed Guerrero, Phyllis Klotman, and Pearl Bowser. Literary scholars such as J. Lee Greene have also been instrumental in influencing my work."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, January 1, 2003, Mary Ellen Quinn, review of Black Entertainers in African American Newspaper Articles, Volume 1: An Annotated Bibliography of the Chicago Defender, the Afro-American (Baltimore), the Los Angeles Sentinel, and the New York Amsterdam News, 1910-1950, p. 938.