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

Nicholas Sammond, Author
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This detail from a 1925 article in Moving Picture World provides instructions for a costumed actor to act as if he were Felix the Cat in a live performance that could accompany a Felix cartoon. 

These supplementary presentations connected the stage, screen and audience within one coherent narrative space, and helped to sell sound technology as a narrative enhancement—a technology which would eventually replace the need for live performers in the cinema. 
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