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Author Michaels, Camille R.

Title African Americans in film : issues of race in Hollywood / Camille R. Michaels.

Publication Info. 1801
New York : Lucent Press, [2018]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline SD 40 - HS Stacks - MHSG-1  791.4309 MIC    AVAILABLE
 Talcott Free LD YA Non-Fiction - TFLY-11  YA 791.436 MIC    AVAILABLE
Description pages cm.
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Series Lucent library of Black history
Lucent library of Black history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Setting the scene: a timeline -- Introduction: prejudicial portrayals -- Silent movies, loud impact -- The rise of African Americans in Hollywood -- Still serving on screen -- The film industry and World War II -- Civil rights and Hollywood profits -- A new era of films -- Spike Lee and a new wave of motion pictures -- The 2000s and beyond.
Summary The whitewashing of roles in films and the lack of representation at awards shows such as the Oscars are only two of the career obstacles African American actors and filmmakers have historically faced. Although blackface is now taboo, racism is still prevalent in Hollywood. Readers explore the causes of the systemic oppression that has made it difficult for African Americans to break into the movie business. Through full-color photographs and primary sources, readers will learn how to become more thoughtful viewers of movies and television. Black-and-White Photographs, Detailed Table of Contents, Full-Color Photographs, Further Information Section, Index, Primary Sources, Sidebars, Timelines, Websites.
Subject African Americans in motion pictures -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans in the motion picture industry -- Juvenile literature.
African American motion picture producers and directors -- Juvenile literature.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781534560819 (library bound book)
1534560815 (library bound book)

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