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Madame C.J. Walker Biopic To Begin Filming


Madame C.J. Walker Biopic To Be Released
The story of hair product mogul and first female millionaire Madame C.J. Walker is set to be brought to the big screen.

Spirit of Life Films, LLC, the producers in pre-production for “Blondie: The Florence Ballard Story” starring Faith Evans, are confirming that they’ve acquired film rights to “The Road to Millions: The Life of Madam C.J. Walker.”

The biopic, produced in conjunction with Honey K Productions, will detail the meteoric rise of the beauty product entrepreneur and business pioneer.

While the lead actress has yet to be named, Oscar winners have already been attached to the film and an announcement will be made in the forthcoming weeks.

Producers are said to be looking for an actress who truly understands Madame Walker’s journey.

According to the hair care mogul herself;

“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen and from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations.”

The Road to Millions: The Life of Madam C.J. Walker” is slated to begin filming Summer, 2011.

To learn more about Madam C.J. Walker, visit: http://www2.indystar.com/library/factfiles/history/black_history/walker_madame.html.




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  • Angela Randolph

    I just wanted to inform you and your readers of this very important fact – Madame C.J. Walker’s historic company still exists today and has never stopped manufacturing all of the original hair oils! Anyone who visits our website at http://www.madamewalker.net can view and purchase the full product line. The website also contains valuable information about Raymond Randolph’s purchase of the original Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company in 1985 from the Walker Trustees in Indianapolis, Indiana and how his family continues to keep Madame Walker’s “true” legacy alive. Due to our ownership of Madame’s historic company and the historical documents and memorabilia of the company, the Randolph Family can provide the most detailed and historically sound information about Madame C.J. Walker and her company by calling toll free, 866-552-2838 or going to the contact us page of our website. 

    Angela Randolph

  • As Madam C. J. Walker’s great-great-granddaughter and biographer–and as president of the Madam Walker/A’Lelia Walker Family Archives–I would like to make it clear that neither Honey K Productions nor the Randolph Family has intellectual property rights to the Madam Walker story nor to my book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker (Scribner, 2001). At the time of the 1985 sale, all rights to books, movies and intellectual property of a similar nature were retained by the Walker family and its legal heirs. My family and I also own certain Madam Walker trademarks and retain rights of publicity.
    Today our family proudly keeps Madam Walker’s legacy alive through the Walker Theatre Center, a 1927 National Historic Landmark and the building that formerly housed the Walker Manufacturing Company in Indianapolis; through books, speeches and a range of other initiatives; and through the Walker Family Archives, the largest privately owned collection of inherited and acquired Walker photographs, business records, personal letters, clothing, vintage advertisements, furniture and other Madam Walker artifacts. I am happy to answer any questions and can be reached through my website at http://www.aleliabundles.com
    A’Lelia Bundles
    Author, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker (A New York Times Notable Book)