A history of racial issues in Hollywood, focusing on the treatment of the most prominent black stars and their use to reinforce or erode stereotypes. Also outlines 'ghetto cinema', with all black casts in imitative versions of mainstream Hollywood films. Dorothy Dandridge, Sidney Poitier, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stepin Fetchit, Paul Robeson, Griffith and 'The Birth of a Nation', 'Porgy and Bess', Song of the South, Pinky, Lena Horne, Nina Mae McKinney, Jim Brown, Melvin van Peebles, Hattie McDaniel

Item number 15821
Category Book
Type Criticism/History
Dimensions h 234mm; w 170mm; d 30mm
Language English
Country of origin USA
Related people Donald Bogle (author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection