What It Is…What It Was!

Author: Gerald Martinez, Diana Martinez and Andres Chavez

Year: 1998

Synopsis: Another great book about the Blaxploitation movie era.


Notes: Fully titled, What It Is…What It Was! – The Black Film Explosion of the ’70s in Words and Pictures.  Primarily consisting of interviews with Blaxploitation actors and directors, as well as celebrities who are fans/influenced by the genre.  But the real beauty of this book is all of the full color movie posters which are included throughout.


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