Sign in or register
for additional privileges

Birth of An Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation

Nicholas Sammond, Author
Race, page 3 of 25


You appear to be using an older verion of Internet Explorer. For the best experience please upgrade your IE version or switch to a another web browser.

Race, Page 213

The conventions of blackface minstrelsy have endured long past it's day on the stage. In this clip, Judy Garland performs in blackface with Mr. Interlocutor in Babes in Arms (1939). 

Vaudeville experienced an intermedial renaissance in the late 1920s and early 1930s, with two-man minstrel acts such as Miller and Lyles, Moran and Mack, and Gosden and Correll (Amos 'n' Andy) playing on radio, stage and live film. 

Comic two-acts such as Burns and Allen, Hope and Crosby, and Abbott and Costello used the same dynamic, with one comic playing the "civilized" role and the other one playing ignorant, making nonsense.
Comment on this page

Discussion of "Race, Page 213"

Add your voice to this discussion.

Checking your signed in status ...

Previous page on path Race, page 3 of 25 Next page on path

Related:  Space, Page 163Space, Page 191Performance, Page 60Performance, Page 72Conclusion, Page 290Conclusion, Page 292Performance, Page 35Introduction, Page 4Race, Page 220Conclusion, Page 278Performance, Page 84Performance, Page 43Race, Page 221Space, Page 162Space, Page 197Space, Page 193Race, Page 235Conclusion, Page 303Performance, Page 82Conclusion, Page 289Space, Page 141Performance, Page 47Introduction, Page 14Space, Page 181Labor, Page 119Space, Page 178Space, Page 187Race, Page 231Introduction, Page 21Space, Page 138Introduction, Page 15Race, Page 225Performance, Page 34Conclusion, Page 273Labor, Page 122Performance, Page 77Space, Page 172Race, Page 261Space, Page 170Race, Page 204Conclusion, Page 302Space, Page 148Conclusion, Page 275Race, Page 251Labor, Page 123Space, Page 183Conclusion, Page 284Space, Page 190Labor, Page 88Performance, Page 52Race, Page 219Race, Page 253Labor, Page 98Performance, Page 41Race, Page 206Space, Page 143Conclusion, Page 304Labor, Page 128Performance, Page 46Labor, Page 109Performance, Page 74Race, Page 224Introduction, Page 23Race, Page 232Race, Page 254Introduction, Page 29Space, Page 182Space, Page 184Race, Page 258Race, Page 248Space, Page 188Labor, Page 131Performance, Page 50Introduction, Page 1Race, Page 229Space, Page 171Performance, Page 44Conclusion, Page 286Introduction, Page 30Space, Page 175Labor, Page 110Introduction, Page 2Conclusion, Page 291Labor, Page 112Race, Page 239Space, Page 152Space, Page 189Race, Page 247Conclusion, Page 296Race, Page 230Introduction, Page 16Space, Page 146Space, Page 194Labor, Page 113Conclusion, Page 300Space, Page 177Space, Page 165Introduction, Page 6Race, Page 252Performance, Page 42Space, Page 155Conclusion, Page 298Labor, Page 133Performance, Page 45Space, Page 137Space, Page 195Performance, Page 54Space, Page 150Labor, Page 132