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Disintegrating the musical : Black performance and American musical film

Author: Arthur Knight
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2002.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
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Publisher's description: From the earliest sound films to the present, American cinema has represented African Americans as decidedly musical. Disintegrating the Musical tracks and analyzes this history of musical representations of African Americans, from blacks and whites in blackface to black-cast musicals to jazz shorts, from sorrow songs to show tunes to bebop and beyond. Arthur Knight focuses on American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Knight, Arthur.
Disintegrating the musical.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002002700
(OCoLC)49225317
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Knight
ISBN: 9780822384106 0822384108 0822329352 9780822329350
OCLC Number: 191222195
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 338 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Wearing and tearing the mask : Blacks on and in blackface, live --
"Fool acts" : cinematic conjunctions of white blackface and Black performance --
Indefinite talk : Blacks in blackface, filmed --
Black folk sold : Hollywood's Black-cast musicals --
"Aping" Hollywood : deformation and mastery in The Duke is tops and Swing! --
Jammin' the blues : the sight of jazz, 1944 --
Coda : bamboozled?
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Arthur Knight.
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The history of African Americans in film musicals and their reception by Black audiences and critics.  Read more...

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