Its always awesome when people see a black character in a period film/series and send me a link. This exact thing happened this morning when I was meet with a tweet from Evangeline Holland (author of wonderful Edwardian & WWI romantic historical fiction)!
Set in 1930s, a black woman with mysterious abilities interviews to be the housekeeper to an eccentric white widow, but in order to get the job she must use her abilities in a way she didn't intend.https://t.co/luu0wAPtyi
— Evangeline Holland (@evangelinehbks) April 10, 2018
Thanks Evangeline, You're Awesome!
Set in 1930s, a black woman with mysterious abilities interviews to be the housekeeper to an eccentric white widow, but in order to get the job she must use her abilities in a way she didn't intend.
I went into the short expecting suspense and that is exactly what was delivered. The music, atmosphere, lighting, and acting all left me eagerly curi…
We discussed A House Divided before, here is a full review.
A House Divided tells the story of real woman named Amanda
America Dickson. Dickson is the pampered and dotted-on daughter of David
Dickson a wealthy and respected cotton farmer and Julia Frances Lewis Dickson
an enslaved girl. In 1885, Amanda became one of the wealthiest African American
women when she inherited her father’s estate at his death. Unhappy with their
inheritances, Amanda’s uncle and contests the will.
A House Divided is based on the 1995 biography by Kent
Anderson Leslie titled Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America
Dickson, 1849-1893. Costumes
The entire look of the film was accurately lush. The
costumes were period accurate and beautiful. A House Divided doesn’t make the
mistake of blurring the fashion into one block of unrecognizable historical
fashion. However, the fashion accurately portrays the period that the story
occurs in. As time progresses and the characters grow older the fashions
Look at all of these beautiful ladies! The costumes are impeccable. If this photo was in black and white would we know what time period it was actually taken in? The Ladies: