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Toms, coons, mulattoes, mammies, and bucks : an interpretive history of Blacks in American films /

Donald Bogle.

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Main Author: Bogle, Donald.
Published: New York : Continuum, 1989.
Edition: New expanded ed.
Topics: African Americans in motion pictures. | Film. | African Americans in the motion picture industry. | Geschichte.
Regions: USA. | Schwarze.
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Black beginnings: from Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Birth of a Nation. The Tom ; The coon ; The tragic mulatto ; The mammy ; The brutal black buck and The Birth of a Nation -- Into the 1920s: The jesters -- The 1930s: The servants. High-Steppin' Sir Stepin ; Waiting on West and serving Shirley ; Mr. Bojangles: The cool-eyed Tom ; Clarence Muse: The inhibited humanized Tom standing in a corner by himself ; Imitation of Life: Mother knows best ; Iridescent Fredi: Black girl in search of a Black role ; Louise Beavers: the Black guardian angel ; The Green Pastures ; Rex Ingram: First of the freed Black men ; Stepin's step-chillun ; Rochester: The gentleman's gentleman ; Hi-Hat Hattie ; Gone With the Wind: Black realities and the end of a tradition ; Paul Robeson: the Black colossus -- The interlude: Black-market cinema ; Oscar Micheaux -- The 1940s: The entertainers, the new negroes, and the problem people. The entertainers ; Hazel Scott: Miss proper middle-class lady ; Lena Horne: Black beauty in residence ; Cabin in the Sky ; Stormy Weather ; Bits and pieces of Black action ; Song of the South ; The new negroes: an interim ; The problem people. Home of the Brave and the postwar good sensitive negro ; Lost Boundaries' tragic mulattoes ; Pinky's tragic mulatto and its strong Black woman ; Intruder in the dust and defiantly proud black man --
The 1950s: Black stars. Ethel Waters: Earth mother for an alienated age ; Dorothy Dandridge: Apotheosis of the mulatto ; Sidney Poitier: Hero for an integrationist age ; Black odds and ends -- The 1960s: Problem people into militants. Steps forward ; Black art films ; A step backward: Ossie Davis and Gone Are the Days ; Along the road, in Harlem, and on the subway ; Way down in de New Ole South with Tom-Tom, Miss Bronze Barbie Doll, and Ms. Militant Mammy ; A Man Called Adam and the son of sunshine Sammy ; Super Sidney of the 1960s ; Jim Brown: Black Buck hero for a separatist age ; The new-style Black film -- The 1970s: Bucks and a Black movie boom. Preludes ; Melvin Van Peebles: The Black movie director as folk hero ; Shaft: He's a badd mother: Shut your mouth ; Super Fly: Mixed messages ; Buckmania ; The jock as movie star ; Lady Sings the Blues: Black stars, Black romance ; Sounder ; Sidney strikes again ; Superbadd, Supermama ; Sisters in distress ; Other films, other voices ; Richard Pryor: The Crazy Nigger as conquering hero ; The Wiz -- The 1980s: Black superstars and the era of tan. Holding up the fort ; Dramatic possibilities ; Buddy buddy ; Richard Pryor, superstar: The ups and downs ; Trading Places: Eddie Murphy ; A Soldier's Story ; Say it with music ; Different directions ; Women: As exotics and non-racials ; A controversy about Color ; Whipping Whoopi ; Independents.

Table of Contents for: Toms, coons, mulattoes, mammies, and buc