Sign in or register
for additional privileges

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

Nicholas Sammond, Author

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.

Space, Page 155

Lavish movie palaces in the 1920s sometims mounted combination shows, a mixture of live spectacle and film. These usually incorporated cartoons such as Big Chief Ko-Ko (1925) alongside live theatrical performances, including travelogues, orchestral interludes, and musical dance numbers.

This cartoon contains a number of stereotypical depictions of "Indian" characters within the theme of the interplay between the animation/animated and reality/animator. Although the Indian Chief gives Max Fleischer the background for the cartoon—as if the Chief had a certain amount of creative control over the animation—eventually Ko-Ko and Fitz turn on the Chief, who retaliates and forces them back into the Inkwell.
Comment on this page
 

Discussion of "Space, Page 155"

Add your voice to this discussion.

Checking your signed in status ...

Previous page on path Space, page 9 of 36 Next page on path

Related:  Conclusion, Page 290Space, Page 182Race, Page 230Race, Page 229Conclusion, Page 296Space, Page 146Space, Page 190Introduction, Page 6Performance, Page 52Race, Page 206Space, Page 175Race, Page 235Introduction, Page 2Space, Page 194Space, Page 197Space, Page 141Race, Page 231Conclusion, Page 302Space, Page 172Performance, Page 72Performance, Page 34Conclusion, Page 289Race, Page 220Performance, Page 45Labor, Page 112Space, Page 193Labor, Page 98Space, Page 187Race, Page 225Space, Page 152Labor, Page 132Performance, Page 70Race, Page 232Labor, Page 96Labor, Page 110Race, Page 253Conclusion, Page 278Race, Page 213Performance, Page 54Race, Page 248Labor, Page 88Space, Page 150Space, Page 163Labor, Page 113Conclusion, Page 284Race, Page 261Performance, Page 41Conclusion, Page 298Introduction, Page 23Conclusion, Page 273Space, Page 191Introduction, Page 29Space, Page 165Race, Page 221Labor, Page 128Space, Page 188Performance, Page 77Performance, Page 50Labor, Page 119Labor, Page 109Space, Page 138Space, Page 181Space, Page 162Labor, Page 122Space, Page 177Conclusion, Page 303Labor, Page 133Introduction, Page 14Labor, Page 123Performance, Page 74Race, Page 239Performance, Page 42Race, Page 258Conclusion, Page 291Race, Page 251Introduction, Page 4Space, Page 189Space, Page 183Conclusion, Page 304Race, Page 254Space, Page 178Labor, Page 97Performance, Page 47Introduction, Page 21Performance, Page 44Performance, Page 82Race, Page 204Conclusion, Page 275Space, Page 148Conclusion, Page 300Conclusion, Page 292Race, Page 224Introduction, Page 1Race, Page 252Race, Page 247Space, Page 156Performance, Page 43Performance, Page 35Space, Page 143Conclusion, Page 286Performance, Page 46Labor, Page 101Space, Page 170Introduction, Page 30Performance, Page 84Performance, Page 60Space, Page 184Labor, Page 129