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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
February 5 - 28, 2010
Las Vegas, NV

Erotic Heritage Museum
presents:

Black History Month
Classic & Contemporary Films and More


Shaft will be screened
Saturday, February 13


Calendar of Events for February

2/5/10

5 PM - 7 PM
MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM (free admission)

Visit EHM and enjoy incredible exhibits featuring the most talented artists, as well as understand American history as it relates to eroticism. EHM is celebrating Black History Month and will be showing classic and contemporary films. Check out our calendar for our February events.

2/6/10

1 PM
MATINEE (Black History Month) COOLEY HIGH $10

Cooley High - Often called 'the black American Graffiti'but with "far more vitality and more variety" (The New York Times), Cooley High takes a nostalgic, poignantand hilariously funny look at black teen life in 1960's Chicago. It's 1964. JFK has just been assassinated.
Martha & The Vandellas, Little Stevie Wonder and The Four Tops rule the airwaves. And two high school students discover themselvesand the taste of freedomfor the first time. Preach (Glynn Turman), aserious-minded writer, and his best friend Cochise (Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs), a basketball hero headed for college, are best friends at Cooley High. Together they cut classes to go to the zoo, crash parties, put the hustle on some hustlers and dream about getting out of their impoverished, rough neighborhood. But when an innocent joy ride makes them the targets of two vengeful hoods, their alreadyuncertain futures seem even further out of reach. Featuring a "well-handled mix of comedy and dramawith a soundtrack of Motown gold" (Blockbuster Entertainment Guide) and a "universal appeal"(Los Angeles Times), Cooley High is "the best American comedy so far this year" (Village Voice)!

6 PM
AFTERNOON MOVIE (Black History Month) I'M GOING TO GET YOU SUCKA $10

I'm Going to Get You Sucka - From Keenan Ivory Wayans, the man who brought us Jim Carrey (initially just one of the bunch on Wayans's television comedy-sketch show, In Living Color), comes I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), a comedy spoof on the blaxploitation films of the 1970s. Wayans plays Jack Spade, an army private just returning from the service. He comes home to find his younger brother June Bug dead of a overdose of gold chains (an "O.G.") He vows revenge, and with the help of some of the neighborhood's old school heroes including Flyguy (Antonio Fargas), Kung Fu Joe (Steve James), Hammer (Isaac Hayes), Slammer (football star Jim Brown), and John Slade (Bernie Casey), Spade wages a war against Mr. Big, the neighborhood crime lord. In the tradition of Airplane! and Naked Gun, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka pokes fun through satire and offensive comedy. The film also features some of the players that would end up on In Living Color and has appearances from such varied actors as Clarence Williams III, Eve Plumb (better known to most as Jan Brady), and Chris Rock as a rib-joint customer. -- Shannon Gee

8 PM
EVENING MOVIE (Black History Month) EHM FILM ARCHIVES

An erotic film will be shown from the Exodus Trust Archives will be featured.


2/6/10

8 PM - 2 AM
HAFLA hosted by Fuego Fusion $20

Cash Bar - 18 Belly Dancers Performing, Drums, Vendors -
Celebrate Middle Eastern Culture at its Finest! Join us for an evening of FUN!


2/7/10

1 PM
MATINEE (Black History Month) SUPERFLY $10

Superfly - The pinnacle of blaxploitation movies, the 1972 Superfly stars Ron O'Neal as a drug dealer who wants out of the business but decides to take out some enemies in the process. With its criminal hero, one might almost think this could be an existential crime movie, but no...it's really just an effective piece of pulp with a strong performance by O'Neal, grim settings, cool direction by Gordon Parks Jr., and a famous soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield. --Tom Keogh

6 PM
AFTERNOON MOVIE (Black History Month) FOXY BROWN $10Foxy Brown - Pam Grier, the voluptuous queen of blaxploitation movies (and the foxy title character of Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown) reigns supreme in this kick-ass action flick. Bodacious nurse Foxy takes the law into her own hands after her main squeeze is murdered in cold blood. The standard revenge plot of Foxy Brown moves along on fast-forward, and the violence ratio (some of it quite gruesome) is high. Director Jack Hill, a master of the low-budget drive-in movie (Switchblade Sisters), made Coffy with Pam Grier the year before. This one's not quite as much fun, but it is decidedly kinkier, and the parade of 1970s fashion crimes is mind expanding. At one crucial moment Foxy saves herself by pulling a concealed revolver out of her mighty Afro--absolutely one of the high points of blaxploitation cinema. --Robert Horton

8 PM
EVENING MOVIE (Black History Month) EBONY XXX Vol. 3 by Vanessa Blue $10

Award winning actress and director, Vanessa Blue, produces this erotic film. Very few women in the adult industry have been able to accomplish what Vanessa Blue has and remaining true to her vision of what an erotic film should encompass.

2/12/10

5 PM - 7 PM
MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM (free admission)

Visit EHM and enjoy incredible exhibits featuring the most talented artists, as well as understand American history as it relates to eroticism. EHM is celebrating Black History Month and will be showing both mainstream and erotic films. Check out our calendar for our February events.

7 PM - 9 PM
TANTRA for LOVERS with Goddess Lilly $40 Learn Tantra techniques for yourself and partner.

7 PM - 8:30 PM
BELLY DANCING WITH FUEGO FUSION $18

Let the Fuego bellydancers teach you the sensual and erotic art of fusion bellydance. Be prepared... You may find your inner Goddess is " mucho caliente". All levels are welcome, even if you have two left hips! Join us the 2 nd and 4 th Friday 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Charge is $18.00 per class.

2/13/10

1 PM
MOVIE MATINEE (Black History Month) SHAFT $10

Shaft - Gordon Parks' Shaft was like no other movie that MGM (or any other studio) had ever made. Even overlooking the obvious breakthrough inherent in its virile, aggressive, black lead character, the movie had more violence and raunchier language than almost any big studio film up to that time that wasn't a war movie. Moreover, it didn't sound like any big-studio picture ever seen before -- the Isaac Hayes score was something new and bold on its own terms, meshing perfectly with the visuals. Shaft is a reminder of just how startling this movie was in 1971. The movie made it to television in reasonably short order, shorn of its most piercing language and dialogue, which was heavily censored. Somehow, despite having been an extraordinary box-office success, it never showed up on laserdisc, Shaft is really the first high-quality video release that the movie has yet received.

Warner Home Video has done a very good transfer, particularly the letterboxed version of the film, which can also be seen in full-screen on the second side of the double-sided disc. The film itself is an above average crime thriller that wastes perhaps five minutes that it needn't have used out of its 100-minute running time. On the other hand, almost everything here is essential in the introduction of an entirely new kind of screen hero in the guise of John Shaft, as portrayed by Richard Roundtree. Amazon.com

6 PM
AFTERNOON MOVIE (Black History Month) DOLEMITE $10

Dolemite - Legendary comedian and rap forefather Rudy Ray Moore turns in a dynamic and hilarious performance as the meanest, rhyme-spouting mack of them all in this revered underground spoof of 70s blaxploitation flicks. After being framed by some evil white cops, Dolemite emerges from the slammer ready for revenge with his old friends (including Queen Bee and her loyal pleasure girls) rallied behind him. But this is no NAKED GUN style send-up- it's played straight, which is why it's stood the test of time.

8 PM
EVENING MOVIE (Black History Month) EHM FILM ARCHIVES

An erotic film will be shown from the Exodus Trust Archives.

2/13/10

1 PM
MOVIE MATINEE (Black History Month) Black Reign Volume 2 by Vanessa Blue $10

An erotic film featuring "The Most Beautiful Women of Color".

1 PM - 5 PM
THE FORTUNE TELLER'S TEA ROOM “What does your future hold?”

1 PM - 5 PM
THE FAMILY JEWELS, Vintage Lingerie and Jewelry “Purchase something sexy for your Sweetie!”

5 PM - 6 PM
CONNECTION CONCEPTION

Dr. Laura provides a helpful workshop for those who are undergoing the infertility process and wanting to keep their intimacy exciting and fun.

6 PM
AFTERNOON MOVIE (Black History Month) BLACK REIGN 3 by Vanessa Blue $10

An erotic film featuring "The Most Beautiful Women of Color".

8 PM
EVENING MOVIE (Black History Month) BLACK REIGN 4 by Vanessa Blue $10

An erotic film featuring "The Most Beautiful Women of Color".

2/14/10

1 PM
MATINEE (Black History Month) BLACK SISTER's REVENGE $10

Black Sister's Revenge - Her man may has beaten her up, but this dishy black sister still wants him back. The problem? How to get the green to spring him from the Big House. The solution? Rob a bank, of course! Starring Jerri Hayes, Charles D. Brooks, II, and Ernest Williams II.

6 PM
AFTERNOON MOVIE (Black History Month) CLEOPATRA JONES $10

Cleopatra Jones - Special agent Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson), six feet two inches of sinewy fighting fury clad in layers of runway chic fashions in bright rainbow colors, strolls up a sand dune and orders the destruction of a Turkish poppy field. Thousands of miles away, an L.A. drug lord named Mommy (Shelley Winters hamming it up with garish wigs and lecherous leers) screeches as her life blood burns away and lures Cleopatra stateside to plot her demise. A product of the "blaxploitation" explosion of low-budget thrillers featuring black heroes in the 1970s, Cleopatra Jones may not be the best of the batch but revels in the most outrageous fashion sense. Cleo looks great in furs, pantsuits, ponchos, turbans--a new outfit every scene--and drives a sleek black Corvette with a personalized license plate: "CLEO."

It's a shame that the producers dropped the exotic potential of a globetrotting super-agent for an L.A.-bound gangster film, which is entertaining in a comic-book way but rarely reaches the energetic levels of the gritty Pam Grier action pictures Coffy and Foxy Brown.
Bernie Casey is a role model of dignity and action as a neighborhood activist, and a garishly overdressed Antonio Fargas delivers a suitably flamboyant performance as Mommy's pusher Doodlebug. The glamorous super-agent flew off to Hong Kong for the 1975 sequel, Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold. --Sean Axmaker

8 PM
EVENING MOVIE (Black History Month) ROMAULD AND JULIETTE $10

Revered French film actor Daniel Auteuil (Manon des Sources, Un Coeur en Hiver) turns in a pitch-perfect comic performance as Romuald, a thriving wealthy executive, who is on top of the world having just been made President of his company. Firmine Richard is Juliette, the office cleaner, whose virtual invisibility to the office workers has made her privy to the plotting of the jealous colleagues. Romuald dismisses Juliette's warnings until he finds himself implicated in a food poisoning scandal and framed for fraud, only Juliette can save him from jail.

Hiding out with Juliette and living cheek by jowl with her and her five children, in her small apartment, he sees how the other half live. But Romuald is so focused on trying to exonerate himself and get his old life back that his gradual awakening to what
is really of value may have come too late. Rich in detail and character, this film explores the potentially divisive issues of race, class and sex wars with a delightful lightness of touch. Intricately plotted and crafted, and invested with real humanity, this is one of the best love stories ever made on film.

2/19/10

5 PM - 7 PM
MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM (free admission)

Visit EHM and enjoy incredible exhibits featuring the most talented artists, as well as understand American history as it relates to eroticism. EHM is celebrating Black History Month and will be showing both mainstream and erotic films. Check out our calendar for our February events.

2/20/10

1 PM
MATINEE (Black History Month) UNDERCOVER BROTHER $10

UnderCover Brother - Blaxploitation movies deserve a good spoofing, and Undercover Brother tweaks the subgenre with a few good laughs. But what might have been an Afro-centric Austin Powers (adapted by John Ridley from his Internet film series) is instead a lackluster comedy with one basic joke: "Whitey"--personified as a faceless corporate despot known as "the Man"--has the power, but black folks have soul.

With enough funk to make Shaft look passé, Eddie Griffin plays "U.B." with an oversized 'fro and a firm grasp of comedic possibilities. He's recruited by the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. (an all-black justice league) to foil the Man's plan to derail a Colin Powell-like presidential candidate (Billy Dee Williams), and U.B.'s undercover exploits keep the slim plot moving. Denise Richards and Neil Patrick Harris are gamely ridiculed as token white allies, and it's all in good fun as director Malcolm D. Lee (Spike's cousin) finds room for mild jolts of relevant social commentary. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

1 PM - 2 PM
DRAWING CLASS - $20

Work with a nude model and sketch to your heart's content. Instructor present to guide you through the process.

3 PM - 6 PM
AFTERNOON DELIGHT: An Afternoon of Love, Laughter and Local Music! $10

Featuring: Amanda Morgan- MC & Original Local Musician Rudy Urseti- Shadow Master Jessica Morgan-Original Local Musician Joe Lawless- Original Local Musician Dynamite Blaze-Local Spoken Word Artist Andy a.k.a \"SIX PACK\" - Local Performance Artist Kevin Kennedy- Original Local Musician And even more Local Talent!

3 PM - 6 PM
EROTIC PHOTOGRAPHY $100

Work with a model and learn how to capture elegant pictures inside the Museum. Instructor present to help guide you through the process. All class attendees are welcome to submit a photo from the session to be displayed at the Museum.

6 PM
AFTERNOON MOVIE (Black History Month) HELL UP IN HARLEM

Tougher than Shaft and smoother than Superfly, this high-voltage sequel to Black Caesar explodes with enough action to incinerate New York City. Packed with machine-gun mayhem and riveting adventure, Hell up in Harlem is nothing less than a modern-day tribute to the classic 30s gangster film. Fred Williamson (Original Gangstas) is Tommy Gibbs, a fearless, bulletproof tough guy who blasts his way from the gutter to become the ultimate soul brother boss. When he steals a ledger with the name of every crooked cop and official on the mob's payroll, he becomes the most hunted man in the city.

Enlisting the aid of his father and an army of Harlem hoods, Gibbs goes from defense to offense, launching a deadly attack on his enemies that sets off a violent chain reaction from Harlem all the way to the Caribbean, climaxing in one of the hottest turf-war shoot-outs in Hollywood history. ~Amazon.com

8 PM
EVENING MOVIE (Black History Month) EHM FILM ARCHIVES

An erotic film will be shown from the Exodus Trust Archives will be featured.

2/21/10

1 PM
MATINEE (Black History Month) Blackula $10

Blackula - Urban action and fatal attraction give rise to a groove from beyond the grave in this funkadelic, fangadelic Soul Cinema sensation! The eternally cool William Marshall puts a fresh spin on the age-old legend of the vampire, condemned to wander the earth with an insatiable lust for blood. In 1780, African Prince Mamuwalde (Marshall) pays a visit to Count Dracula in Transylvania, seeking his support in ending the slave trade. Instead, the evil count curses his noble guest and transforms him into a vampire! Released from his coffin nearly two centuries later by a pair of luckless interior decorators, Mamuwalde emerges as "Blacula," one strange dude strollin' the streets of L.A. on a nightly quest for human blood! ~Amazon.com

3 PM - 5 PM
CONNECTION CONCEPTION

Dr. Laura provides a workshop for those who are undergoing the infertility process and wanting to keep their intimacy exciting and fun.


6 PM
AFTERNOON MOVIE (Black History Month) SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM $10

Scream Blackula Scream - Blacula lives, and only the legendary Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) has the power to deep-six hisreign of terror. William Marshall is magnificent (Los Angeles Times) as the noble African prince turned bloodthirsty fiend in this hair-raising sequel to the terrifying hit Blacula! This time, it's voodoo power versus vampire fury when Willis (Richard Lawson), the son of the late high priestess, seeks revenge on the cultists who have chosen his foster sister Lisa (Grier) as theirnew leader. Hoping to curse Lisa, Willis unwittingly resurrects Blacula's earthly remains and lets loose the Prince of Darkness and his freaked-out army of the undead! ~ Amazon.com

8 PM
EVENING MOVIE (Black History Month) EHM FILM ARCHIVES

An erotic film will be shown from the Exodus Trust Archives will be featured.

2/26/10

7 PM - 8:30 PM
BELLY DANCING CLASS with FUEGO FUSION $18

Let the Fuego bellydancers teach you the sensual and erotic art of fusion bellydance. Be prepared... You may find your inner Goddess is "mucho caliente". All levels are welcome, even if you have two left hips! Join us the 2nd and 4th Friday 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Charge is $18.00 per class.

2/27/10

1 PM
MATINEE (Black History Month) DOLEMITE $10

Dolemite - Stand-up comedy legend Rudy Ray Moore's foul-mouthed rap routines took many of the elements of blaxploitation films -- pimps, gangsters, and sex -- to their hilarious limits. It was only natural that he should take his stage persona to the big screen as Dolemite, the "baddest" cool cat in town. Dolemite is a wrongly accused clubowner who is set up by arch-rival Willie Green (D'Urville Martin, who directed) and sent to jail. A madam named Queen Bee (Lady Reed) gets him released on the condition that he helps the cops find Green, and Dolemite is picked up from prison by a slew of multi-ethnic beauties who bring his "pimp-threads" so he can operate.

There are many colorful street scenes and funny characters, including "The Hamburger Pimp" and the usual corrupt officials. Dolemite has sex, raps some funny comedy routines (including the underground classic "Signifyin' Monkey") and uses an all-girl kung-fu army to bring down the bad guys. A fast-paced, delirious crime-comedy, Dolemite is supremely entertaining despite its less than stellar production values. ~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide

1 PM - 3 PM
EROTIC PAINTING - Series I $100

Materials provided. Instructor provides guidance through process.

6 PM
AFTERNOON MOVIE (Black History Month) TRUCK TURNER $10

Truck Turner - Isaac Hayes puts his gun where his groove is in his role as hard-case bounty hunter Mack "Truck" Turner, three years after composing the legendary score for Shaft (1971). Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator (Paul Harris), he finds himself confronted by the most vicious killers in the underground scene. Little does Turner know that Gator's woman, Dorinda (Nichelle Nichols), has a deep-running cold streak of vengeance, and has hired ruthless hit man Harvard Blue (Yaphet Kotto), as well as a legion of other like-minded and equally determined assassins, to snuff out Truck's supercharged motor once and for all. It's now up to Truck to keep his cool long enough to get to the source of the seemingly endless stream of bullets that come at increasingly unsettling intervals. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

8 PM
EVENING MOVIE (Black History Month) EHM Archives $10

An erotic film will be shown from the Exodus Trust Archives will be featured.

2/28/10

1 PM
MOVIE MATINEE (Black History Month) JOSEPHINE BAKER MARATHON $10

SIREN OF THE TROPICS - Legendary performer Josephine Baker makes her feature film debut in this silent from 1927. Filmed around the time that Baker was becoming famous in Paris as a Folies Bergère star, SIREN OF THE TROPICS tells the story of Papitou (Baker), a young native girl who falls for a refined young gentleman named Andre, who, unbeknownst to her, has a wife back home. When Papitou learns this, she nonetheless travels to Paris, where Andre lives, and finds her true calling as a music hall performer. Baker's role as the naive girl from the tropics who must grow accustomed to the ways of civilization bears much resemblance to her later roles in films.

6 PM
AFTERNOON MOVIE (Black History Month) ZOU ZOU $10

This musical about backstage goings-on centers on a laundress who goes on for the star on opening night and saves the show. Clearly a star vehicle for Josephine Baker, her rendition of "Haiti" is unforgettable.

8 PM
EVENING MOVIE (Black History Month) PRINCESS TAM TAM

A French author goes to North Africa to write a novel, but becomes distracted--then entranced--by a native girl whom he transforms into a "princess." Filmed in Tunisia. Based on a story by the then-husband of Josephine Baker, Pepito Abatino.


Erotic Heritage Museum
Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 3 PM to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday, noon to midnight.
Regular admission is $15; student and senior admission is $10.
All visitors including those to the gift shop must be 18 years of age.

3275 Industrial Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Map 702.369.6442

Erotic Heritage Museum Website

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