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Week 6: Young and Innocent (1937), Nova Pilbeam, and Blackface

Disclaimer: These essays presume you’ve seen the film in question. If you want to avoid spoilers, watch the movie first!

After last week’s struggle with Marnie, I wanted to pick something a little easier this go-around. 3,001 more words

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LSDivas PRESENTS ACADEMY AWARD WINNER, HATTIE McDANIEL FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH


Hattie McDaniel was the first black person to win an Oscar. Her portrayal of Mammy in the epic film, ‘Gone With The Wind’ saw her receive the Academy’s highest honor in a supporting actress role. 130 more words

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Black History Fact (Feb. 2nd): Hattie McDaniel

How one woman helped catapult African Americans into the film industry

Thanks for stopping by to get your daily black history fix. We’re celebrating the wonderful black men and women who have left a rich legacy for all of us to build on. 192 more words

Being Phenomenal

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

Politics

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

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