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The Original Amos ’n’ Andy
Language: en
Pages: 223
Authors: Elizabeth McLeod
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-11 - Publisher: McFarland

This critical reexamination of Amos ’n’ Andy, the pioneering creation of Charles Correll and Freeman Gosden, presents an unapologetic but balanced view lacking in most treatments. It relies upon an untapped resource—thousands of pages of scripts from the show’s nearly forgotten earliest version, which most clearly reflected the vision of
The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Rick DesRochers
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-31 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy examines how contemporary writer/performers are influenced by the comedic vaudevillians of the early 20th century. By tracing the history and legacy of the vaudeville era and performance acts, like the Marx Brothers and The Three Keatons, and moving through the silent and
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: J-N
Language: en
Pages: 515
Authors: Paul Finkelman
Categories: African Americans
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

Alphabetically-arranged entries from J to N that explores significant events, major persons, organizations, and political and social movements in African-American history from 1896 to the twenty-first-century.
The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio
Language: en
Pages: 940
Authors: Christopher H. Sterling, Cary O'Dell
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-12 - Publisher: Routledge

The average American listens to the radio three hours a day. In light of recent technological developments such as internet radio, some argue that the medium is facing a crisis, while others claim we are at the dawn of a new radio revolution. The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio is
Black Stereotypes in Popular Series Fiction, 1851Ð1955
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Bernard A. Drew
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-15 - Publisher: McFarland

"Even well-meaning fiction writers of the late Jim Crow era (1900-1955) perpetuated racial stereotypes in their depiction of black characters.The best known white writers of black characters included Booth Tarkington, Irvin S. Cobb, Roark Bradford, Hugh Wiley, Charles Correll and Freeman Gosden. These writers left a curious legacy that deserves