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Hollow Image (1979)

A black New York career girl, who has made it big in the fashion world, is torn between her new life "downtown" and her roots in Harlem with an old boyfriend still living there.

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Marvin J. Chomsky

Writer:

Lee Hunkins
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Hooks ... Paul Hendrix
S. Pearl Sharp S. Pearl Sharp ... Harriet Gittens (as Saundra Sharp)
Dick Anthony Williams ... Danny York
Hattie Winston ... Ivy
Morgan Freeman ... Ralph 'Sweet Talk' Simmons
Anna Maria Horsford ... Monica
Samuel E. Wright ... Scotty
Minnie Gentry Minnie Gentry ... Emma
Laurie Chock Laurie Chock ... Sandy
Ted Beniades Ted Beniades ... Brooks
Lea Scott Lea Scott ... Drug Counselor
Pat McNamara Pat McNamara ... Delivery Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur French Arthur French
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A black New York career girl, who has made it big in the fashion world, is torn between her new life "downtown" and her roots in Harlem with an old boyfriend still living there.

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fashion | african american | See All (2) »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Principessa di Harlem See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Titus Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Rare 70's Exploration of a Successful Black Woman's Personal Struggles
7 March 2015 | by trista-902-431742See all my reviews

This 1979 made for TV film focuses on Harriet Gittens, a black businesswoman who works in the fashion industry as a buyer. Harriet's pursuit of success has taken her far from her Harlem background and past connections there--including ex-boyfriend Danny. Harriet suddenly finds herself torn between her current life "uptown" (glamorous career, fancy NY apartment, lawyer boyfriend) and the life she left behind.

A refreshing departure from 70's Blaxploitation fare, Hollow Image is still relevant today. The cast is uniformly excellent, with standout performances from Hattie Winston (Harriet's sassy cousin Ivy), Anna Maria Horsford (Danny's girlfriend who does NOT want Harriet back in the picture), and Morgan Freeman (Sweet Talk who was once a ladies' man, now a junkie.)

Highly recommended.


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