Attractive [easyazon_link identifier=”B006Z34DEK” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Sybil Lewis[/easyazon_link] was one of the best of the 1940’s, one of the most convincing actresses of [easyazon_link identifier=”B004P0BWYE” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Black Cinema[/easyazon_link].
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Watch “Miracle In Harlem,” 1948, Featuring Harlem’s Sheila Guyse (Full Video) Okay, sit back and watch the full (1:09:55 minute) video as Julie Weston and her aunt, Hattie, own…Jul 8 2017harlemworldmag.com
She was sophisticated, with a great presence in front of the camera or stage but her more popular approach to acting always worked whether in drama, straight, romance or comedy roles and always remained alluring.
Sybil’s acting would remind one of a Rosalind Russell or even Bette Davis. She was able to adapt to any role and make a film worth watching even if she was the only one acting. Her training and natural touch to acting, gave those films substantiality. “Mystery In Swing,” “Broken Strings,” “Am I Guilty?,” “Midnight Menace,” “Lucky Gamblers,” “Boy! What a Girl!,” and “[easyazon_link identifier=”B002OQZEGI” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Miracle in Harlem[/easyazon_link],” are Black Cinema films where Sybil and others got to be a real actress, not a “Black” actress but actress without a label or stereotype and she got to play roles of people from all walks of life unlike Blacks in Hollywood. Even in Hollywood movies, “Revenge of the Zombies,” “Going My Way,” and “The Very Thought of You,” Sybil had a chance to use her acting skills and not be stereotyped too much because of her race.
Here’s the full length movie of “Miracle In Harlem,” 1940’s video:
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