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On the real side : laughing, lying, and signifying-- : the underground tradition of African-American humor that transformed American culture, from slavery to Richard Pryor

Author: Mel Watkins
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1995, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mel Watkins
ISBN: 0671511033 9780671511036 0671689827 9780671689827
OCLC Number: 32205760
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Description: 652 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Slavery --
Minstrelsy --
Black minstrelsy to vaudeville --
Vaudeville and early twentieth-century Black humor --
Hollywood's silent years --
New Negro: Harlem and Hollywood --
Radio and early television --
Race records and Black films --
Theatre Owners Booking Association and the Apollo Theatre --
Literary reflections of African-American humor --
Folklore and street humor --
New comics --
Pryor and thereafter.
Responsibility: Mel Watkins.

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