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Butterfly McQueen remembered

Author: Stephen Bourne
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Butterfly McQueen will always be remembered for her first screen role - as Scarlett O'Hara's hysterical servant girl, Prissy, in Gone With the Wind (1939) - and for her most famous line in the Civil War epic: "I don't know nuthin' 'bout birthin' babies!" Though many criticized her for playing an offensive caricature of black womanhood, film scholar Donald Bogle claims her performance is "a unique combination of the
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
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Bourne, Stephen, 1957 October 31-
Butterfly McQueen remembered.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608448885
Online version:
Bourne, Stephen, 1957 October 31-
Butterfly McQueen remembered.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608583722
Named Person: Butterfly McQueen; Butterfly McQueen; Butterfly McQueen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Bourne
ISBN: 9780810860186 081086018X
OCLC Number: 137305947
Description: xxi, 142 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Before Butterfly became Prissy --
Gone With the Wind --
Black resistance to Gone With the Wind --
Hattie McDaniel: more than a mammy --
Swingin' the dream --
Butterfly in Hollywood --
Mildred Pierce --
Making a stand --
What ever happened to Butterfly McQueen? --
The fiftieth anniversary of Gone With the Wind.
Responsibility: Stephen Bourne.
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From her memorable role in Gone With the Wind to her last big screen appearance opposite Harrison Ford in The Mosquito Coast, the details of McQueen's life are captured in this book.  Read more...

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An intimate portrait of McQueen's life and career. * Library Journal, 11/1/2007 * Stephen Bourne's memoir of this great performer is well researched and beautifully written - as one would expect from Read more...

 
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