Biography of Butterfly McQueen (1911-95), who played Prissy in 'Gone with the Wind' but subsequently abandoned her film career due to the limited roles available to black actresses. Drawing on extensive personal correspondence with McQueen and 20 years' research, the biography provides both a personal portrait of the actress and a detailed survey of Hollywood's treatment of black Africans.

Item number 78742
Category Book
Type Biography
Language English
Country of origin USA
Related people Stephen Bourne (Author)
Butterfly McQueen (Subject)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection