Elmore Theater. Pittsburgh Courier, 10A. Aug 6, 1927. [Cited in Oscar Micheaux and his circle : African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era / Pearl Bowser, Jane Gaines, and Charles Musser editors and curators.  Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2001.]
Advertises a film by the Colored Players Film Corporation of Philadelphia entitled Children of Fate, with the interesting misprint “Children of Hate” as mentioned in Musser (2001). Cites the film as the “most talked-of movie of the year” and “The Greatest Colored Picture Ever.” By Elissa Stern
Cripps, Thomas. Black film as genre / Thomas Cripps.  Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1978.
This book contains a brief discussion of the Colored Players Film Corporation in its Preface, highlighting the white ownership of the supposedly colored production company. The book also contains analyses of 6 race films (The Scar of Shame, The St. Louis Blues, The Blood of Jesus, The Negro Soldier, Nothing But a Man, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss[sic] Song) in the context of being “black genre films”, a filmography of black genre film (title, date, director), and an appendix with credit information for these 6 films. The chapter devoted to the analysis of the social and historical context of the production of the Colored Players’ 1927 film The Scar of Shame focuses on the use of white cinematographers and directors in the tale of a black middle-class melodrama. He also discusses an attempt to increase black attendance at film screenings. By Elissa Stern
Goldwyn, R. (1974, November 17). The Scar of Shame: Why the Fuss over this Old, Made-in-Philadelphia, Silent Black Film. Sunday Bulletin, Philadelphia Bulletin, p. 16. [Cited in Oscar Micheaux and his circle : African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era / Pearl Bowser, Jane Gaines, and Charles Musser editors and curators.  Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2001.278-85.]
By Elissa Stern