“Memphis Noir”: Anthony Presley Documents his Cinematic Hometown

Interestingly vivid colours of nightime!!

On Art and Aesthetics

Many of us, when we think of Memphis, Tennessee, connect it to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—it is the town where he was assassinated, on April 4, 1968, as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. King was in Memphis to support the Sanitation Workers’ strike. The Lorraine Motel is now a National Civil Rights Museum. It covers more than just King’s assassination—the story of civil rights from the early days of slavery.

Apart from holding an important position in American political history, Memphis has been a noteworthy centre of entertainment—having produced or nurtured several famous figures and movements. Justin Timberlake, Kathy Bates, Morgan Freeman, Shannon Doherty, B.B. King, Michael Oher, Memphis Minnie, Otis Redding, and Craig Brewer are just a few celebrities from the area.

Memphis has been the home of several famous “sounds.” One of the best-known places in the city is Beale Street, where…

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