Despite its low budget and limited distribution it initially received an X rating , the film became a box office hit, inspiring Hollywood to chase after a lucrative but untapped Black film market.
More than 60 people died in the violence, primarily in South Los Angeles.
We did what we liked and followed our instincts.
I wanted to open eyes but not turn eyes away.
He was later named by President Barack Obama to be secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission.
She designed album covers for Atlantic Records, for Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds and Linda Ronstadt; hobnobbed with the rich and famous introducing Salvador Dali to Frank Zappa ; and dated a stream of celebrities she convinced boyfriend Steve Martin to wear a white suit for his comedy act.