From Sambo to Superspade: The Black Experience in Motion Pictures

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NOTES

INTRODUCTION: THE LACK OF HUMANITY
1.
Stanley Elkins, Slavery, 2nd ed. ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1968), p. 82
2.
MPW, May 7, 1910, p. 240.
3.
Quoted in Ernest Lindgren, The Art of the Film, 2nd ed. ( London: George Allen and Unwin, 1963), p. 172.
4.
Age, May 23, 1914, p. 6.
5.
News, January 6, 1940, p. 16; L. D. Reddick, "Educational Programs for the Improvement of Race Relations," Journal of Negro Education, 13 (Summer 1944): 367, 369.

1. THE GAMUT FROM A To B
1.
Mayor Phelan quoted in Roger Daniels, The Politics of Prejudice ( New York: Atheneum, 1968), p. 21; Burton Hendrick, "The Great Jewish Invasion," McClure's Magazine, 28 ( January, 1907): 307; MPW, October 19, 1907, p. 505, November 16, 1907, p. 599.
2.
C. Vann Woodward, Origins of the New South ( Baton Rouge: Louisiana University Press, 1951), p. 352; MPW, November 18, 1911, p. 553; Rayford Logan, The Betrayal of the Negro ( New York: Collier Books, 1965), pp. 371-72; Abel Green and Joe Laurie, Jr., Show Biz ( New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1951), p. 8; quoted in Loften Mitchell , Black Drama ( New York: Hawthorn, 1967), pp. 31-32.
3.
Langston Hughes, "The Negro and American Entertainment," in The American Negro Reference Book, ed. John Davis (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1966), p. 381.
4.
Mordecai Gorelik, New Theatres for Old ( New York: Samuel French, 1940), p. 161; Farrin Belcher, "The Place of the Negro in the Evolution of the American Theatre" (Ph.D. thesis, Yale University, 1945), pp. 1-2.
5.
Eugene Walter, The Easiest Way, in Chief Contemporary Dramatists, ed. Thomas Dickinson ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1921), p. 174.
6.
MPW, January 11, 1913, p. 139, April 5, 1913, p. 53.

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From Sambo to Superspade: The Black Experience in Motion Pictures
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • Intruduction: the Lack of Humanity 1
  • 1 - Gamut from a to B 7
  • 2 - The Birth of a Nation 23
  • 3 - The Freezing of an Image 41
  • 4 - All-Colored -- but Not Very Different 59
  • 5 - Shufflin' into Sound 83
  • 6 - A Limited Response 119
  • 7 - Glimmers of Change 145
  • 8 - A Pale Black Imitation 173
  • 9 - Toward a New Image 197
  • 10 - Black Is Boxoffice 233
  • Notes 265
  • Notes 267
  • Bibliography 279
  • Index 289
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