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Minstrel Show Tradition, Racist Entertainment, USA, 1950s
Minstrel Show Tradition, Racist Entertainment, USA, 1950s

Minstrel Show Tradition, Racist Entertainment, USA, 1950s
A young child who finds a rest home for retired minstrel performers. In "flashback" sequences, a number of actual minstrel veterans, including Scatman Crothers, Freeman Davis (aka "Brother Bones"), Ned Haverly, Phil Arnold, "endmen" Cotton Watts and Slim Williams, the dancing team of Boyce and Evans, and the comic duo Ches Davis and Emmett Miller, perform in the roles they popularized in Minstrel shows.
The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American form of racist entertainment developed in the early 19th century. Each show consisted of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music performances that depicted people specifically of African descent. The shows were performed by mostly white people in make-up or blackface for the purpose of playing the role of black people. There were also some African-American performers and black-only minstrel groups that formed and toured. Minstrel shows lampooned black people as dim-witted, buffoonish, superstitious, and happy-go-lucky.

College Beauty Pageants, USA, 1950s - 1960s
College Beauty Pageants, USA, 1950s - 1960s

College Beauty Pageants, USA, 1950s - 1960s Compilation

Miss America, Beauty Pageant, USA, 1940s - 1960s
Miss America, Beauty Pageant, USA, 1940s - 1960s

Miss America, Beauty Pageant, USA, 1940s - 1960s Compilation

Radio Production of Western Adventure, USA, 1940s
Radio Production of Western Adventure, USA, 1940s

Radio Production of Western Adventure, USA, 1940s

Chef Explains What To Do with Thanksgiving Leftovers, USA, 1980s
Chef Explains What To Do with Thanksgiving Leftovers, USA, 1980s

Chef Explains What To Do with Thanksgiving Leftovers, USA, 1981

Anthony Geary, Luke of General Hospital, USA, 1980s
Anthony Geary, Luke of General Hospital, USA, 1980s

Anthony Geary, Luke, General Hospital, USA, 1981. Profile of Anthony Geary, Luke of soap opera, General Hospital.

Hollywood Premier, Celebrities, USA, 1930s
Hollywood Premier, Celebrities, USA, 1930s

Hollywood Premier, Celebrities, USA, 1930s, HD

Hollywod Film Director, USA, 1930s
Hollywod Film Director, USA, 1930s

Hollywood Film Director, USA, 1930s, HD

Hollywood Hair, Make Up and Wardrobe, USA, 1930s
Hollywood Hair, Make Up and Wardrobe, USA, 1930s

Hollywood Hair, Make Up and Wardrobe, USA, 1930s, HD

Warner Bros Studios, Hollywood, USA, 1930s
Warner Bros Studios, Hollywood, USA, 1930s

Warner Bros Studios, Hollywood, USA, 1930s, HD