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Vintage Black Hollywood

There were just as many black stars in Hollywood as there were white.  It didn’t matter how talented they were however as most were relegated to the roles of house servants,  baggage handlers, valets, porters, criminals or all singing all dancing sidekicks. 1,078 more words

Now And Then

DAY 80: Beulah

Series Run : 1950-1953

87 episodes

Network: ABC

Series Premise (as far as I can tell):

House maid Beulah tries to run the house of an affluent family… 209 more words

365 Days

Her's Day Thursday

Today’s HDT gal is actually one of my personal faves: Hattie McDaniel.

The name may not ring a bell, but the face surely will. 474 more words


Managed to largely ignore the Oscars again this year. My overall take on the awards is that they can pretty much be guaranteed to go to the wrong people for the wrong films. 779 more words


Black Glory at Oscars

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Seventy-five years ago actress Hattie McDaniel made history by becoming the first African-American woman to win an Oscar for her role as Mammy in… 301 more words

Mixxed Brief

Anatomy of a Failed Piece of Writing (Mine).

I didn’t have plans to talk about the Oscars this year — especially not in print. This year, they are not ours to lose. There is, of course, no nomination for the l… 1,378 more words


What's Happening In Hip-Pop: "Scandal" Has Everyone Wondering "Who Is Stephen?," Regina George's Booty-Shaking Sister Is All Grown Up, & More

It’s no secret that Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American woman to win an Oscar, broke boundaries in the industry.

But it turns out her mere presence at the 1940 ceremony was a stride unto itself. 745 more words