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That's Enough Folks: Black Images in Animated Cartoons, 1900-1960 (Hardback)
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That's Enough Folks: Black Images in Animated Cartoons, 1900-1960 (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 25/06/1998
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An authoritative and valuable resource for students and scholars of film animation and African-American history, film buffs, and casual readers. It is the first and only book to detail the history of black images in animated cartoons. Using advertisements, quotes from producers, newspaper reviews, and other sources, Sampson traces stereotypical black images through their transition from the first newspaper comic strips in the late 1890s, to their inclusion in the first silent theatrical cartoons, through the peak of their popularity in 1930s musical cartoons, to their gradual decline in the 1960s. He provides detailed storylines with dialogue, revealing the extensive use of negative caricatures of African Americans. Sampson devotes chapters to cartoon series starring black characters; cartoons burlesquing life on the old slave plantation with "happy" slaves Uncle Tom and Topsy; depictions of the African safari that include the white hunter, his devoted servant, and bloodthirsty black cannibals; and cartoons featuring the music and the widely popular entertainment style of famous 1930s black stars including Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, and Fats Waller. That's Enough Folks includes many rare, previously unpublished illustrations and original animation stills and an appendix listing cartoon titles with black characters along with brief descriptions of gags in these cartoons.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810832503
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 993 g
Dimensions: 287 x 221 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...a powerful book which puts the spotlight on the entertainment world...a scholarly and well researched book...illustrations...are important...a very complete index. Mr. Sampson has given U.S. History teachers some long neglected areas of study and an important book for all of us. * Paper Pile Quarterly *
...a major work of reference, important in the fields of both animation history and black American studies. It cannot be improved upon and certainly cannot be recommended enough. * Classic Images *
...a stellar reference book, exhaustively covering black cartoon characters and themes (the safari, the minstrel show) through very full synopses and all available reviews of the period. * Past Times *
His brief introductions to the series stars alone are worth the price of the book...an essential work... * American Reference Books Annual *
...an invaluable reference source of visual art and racial stereotyping in the popular culture...Its coverage is prodigious and the commentary and anaysis balanced and insightful. -- J. Boskin, Boston University
...informative and enlightening. A great reference book. Excellent. -- Mark Mayfield, Animation Research, Inc.

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