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The Resource Stealing the show : African American performers and audiences in 1930s Hollywood, Miriam J. Petty

Stealing the show : African American performers and audiences in 1930s Hollywood, Miriam J. Petty

Label
Stealing the show : African American performers and audiences in 1930s Hollywood
Title
Stealing the show
Title remainder
African American performers and audiences in 1930s Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
Miriam J. Petty
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stealing the Show is a study of African American actors in Hollywood during the 1930s, a decade that saw the consolidation of stardom as a potent cultural and industrial force. Petty focuses on five performers whose Hollywood film careers flourished during this period--Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Lincoln 'Stepin Fetchit' Perry, Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, and Hattie McDaniel--to reveal the 'problematic stardom' and the enduring, interdependent patterns of performance and spectatorship for performers and audiences of color. She maps how these actors--though regularly cast in stereotyped and marginalized roles--employed various strategies of cinematic and extracinematic performance to negotiate their complex positions in Hollywood and to ultimately 'steal the show.' Drawing on a variety of source materials, Petty explores these stars' reception among Black audiences and theorizes African American viewership in the early twentieth century. Her book is an important and welcome contribution to literature on the movies"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
791.43/652996073
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.N4
LC item number
P45 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Stealing the show : African American performers and audiences in 1930s Hollywood, Miriam J. Petty
Link
http://openurl.cdlib.org?sid=UCLA:CAT&genre=book&__char_set=utf8&isbn=9780520964143
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : stealing the show ... or the shoat? -- Hattie McDaniel : "landmark of an era" -- Bill Robinson and Black children's spectatorship : "every kid in colored America is his pal" -- Peola and Delilah : the perfect double act -- Stepin Fetchit steals the shoat : "problematic stardom" -- Conclusion : "time now to stop, actors."
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520964143
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt19qzfgf
System control number
  • (OCoLC)937392574
  • ucoclc937392574
  • (SFXObjID)3710000000587251
Label
Stealing the show : African American performers and audiences in 1930s Hollywood, Miriam J. Petty
Link
http://openurl.cdlib.org?sid=UCLA:CAT&genre=book&__char_set=utf8&isbn=9780520964143
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : stealing the show ... or the shoat? -- Hattie McDaniel : "landmark of an era" -- Bill Robinson and Black children's spectatorship : "every kid in colored America is his pal" -- Peola and Delilah : the perfect double act -- Stepin Fetchit steals the shoat : "problematic stardom" -- Conclusion : "time now to stop, actors."
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520964143
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt19qzfgf
System control number
  • (OCoLC)937392574
  • ucoclc937392574
  • (SFXObjID)3710000000587251

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