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Monday Open Thread | Black Women on Television: Ethel Waters & Louise Beavers as Beulah

We just had winter finales of some shows, and I was thinking about the evolution of Black women on television.

The Beulah Show is an American situation-comedy series that ran on CBS Radio from 1945 to 1954, and on ABC Television from 1950 to 1952. 684 more words


Louise Beavers: what a character!

If you don’t recognise Louise Beavers’ name, you’ll certainly recognise the type of roles that she played. Accepting the racial prejudices embedded into Hollywood films in the 1930s and 1940s, Beavers took the role that was always available to her: that of the quintessential… 1,253 more words


GONE WITH THE WIND on the big screen at the CALS Ron Robinson Theatre tonight

As God is my witness, you can see Gone with the Wind on the big screen tonight! And frankly my dear, you should give a damn! 182 more words


My Favorite Scene: Gone With the Wind (1939) "Frankly, My Dear....."

Are you ready for the heresy?  I don’t like Gone with the Wind.  Oh, I respect it and its place in movie history, but some things just don’t do it for some people and four hours of Southern melodrama doesn’t do it for me.   219 more words


Academy Award History, Part Seven: 1938-1939

Following the back to back awards for biopics, the Academy moved to the world of adaptation. Hollywood, and the film industry in general, was no stranger to adaptation, but prior to 1937, the only adapted films to win Outstanding Production were based on little-known short stories or forgettable novels (e.g. 1,742 more words

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Trivia Answer: Who Was The First African American To Win An Oscar?

Black History:  Special Delivery!!

Earlier we asked our Black Mail Readers:  Who was the first African to win an Oscar:?

The answer is:  HATTIE MCDANIEL 132 more words

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