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anonymous asked:

Do you know of any lists of POC actors/actresses in period films, please? Thank you.

A masterlist of 240+ POC who have starred in period and fantasy roles categorized by ethnicity and gender. Their roles as well as their ethnicity are clearly denoted; if there are any mistakes or wish to make additions please politely message us! LIKE/REBLOG if this was helpful! -C&The Other M

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Dorothy Dandridge as Empress Zaire, an East Indian princess, in Marco Polo. French heartthrob Alain Delon and Anthony Quinn were also cast in the film. However, producer Raoul Levy faced numerous financial setbacks during the filming. In the spring of 1962, Time magazine reported that the film was finally finished but uneditable. The film was eventually completed by another director and production company in 1965, and released as Marco the Magnificent. Unfortunately, that version does not include Dorothy Dandridge. Raoul Levy died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1966, and it is unknown as to what happened to the film’s original footage.