Our Gang

Our Gang It Was The Age Of Jim Crow, Riddled With Racial Violence And Unrest But In The World Of Our Gang, Black And White Children Happily Played And Made Mischief Together They Even Had Their Own Black And White Version Of The KKK, The Cluck Cluck Klams And The Public Loved It.The Story Of Race And Our Gang, Or The Little Rascals, Is Rife With The Contradictions And Aspirations Of The Sharply Conflicted, Changing American Society That Was Its Theater Exposing These Connections For The First Time, Julia Lee Shows Us How Much This Series, From The First Silent Shorts In 1922 To Its Television Revival In The 1950s, Reveals About Black And White American Culture On Either Side Of The Silver Screen Behind The Scenes, We Find Unconventional Men Like Hal Roach And His Gag Writers, Whose Rascals Tapped Into Powerful American Myths About Race And Childhood We Meet The Four Black Stars Of The Series Ernie Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Allen Farina Hoskins, Matthew Stymie Beard, And Billie Buckwheat Thomas The Gang Within The Gang, Whose Personal Histories Lee Pursues Through The Passing Years And Shifting Political Landscape.In Their Checkered Lives, And In The Tumultuous Life Of The Series, We Discover An Unexplored Story Of America, The Messy, Multiracial Nation That Found In Our Gang A Comic Avatar, A Slapstick Version Of Democracy Itself. This fascinating book weaves an interesting history by contrasting the racial strife and discrimination occurring in the United States with the long running Our Gang comedy series produced by Hal Roach from 1922 1938, and MGM after that Before anybody starts yelling that the book is a revisionist, politically correct white washing of movie history, it is nothing of the sort The book is part American civil rights history, part movie history, and part biography The book follows the movie care This fascinating book weaves an interesting history by contrasting the racial strife and discrimination occurring in the United States with the long running Our Gang comedy series produced by Hal Roach from 1922 1938, and MGM after that Before anybody starts yelling that the book is a revisionist, politically correct white washing of movie history, it is nothing of the s
This is a necessary book if you love these short films.Even if you don t and I do the history is compelling.Recommended. As a big fan of the Little Rascals and the book by Maltin and Bann Our Gang life and times of the Little Rascals , I eagerly read this book The author carefully footnotes and details the racial history ar
Thoroughly researched but super readable, Julia Lee s book traces the history of the Our Gang series from silent movie shorts into the twenty first century She focuses in particular on the series four black stars, Sunshine Sammy, Farina, Stymie, and Buckwheat The concluding chapters on the televis
Professor Lee of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, provides a thorough and profoundly important treatment of the racial issues that have been present in the history of Our Gang The Little Rascals It is refreshing to see so many examples demonstrating the subversive and forward thinking nature of the series with regard to race relations, especially in the midst of an America that was overrun with Jim Crow measures No where else could someone have so clearly witnessed integrated classrooms an Professor Lee of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, provides a tho
This book was interesting in its history of fond childhood memories Definitely an intellectual journey I wish it had come with a DVD of the shows My review of Our Gang A Racial History of the Little Rascals Incredibly engaging, smart book. Look, I promise I have had this in mycart long before I read Paul Beatty s genius The Sellout, but now I m especially fired up to read it Wowza

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  • Paperback
  • 328 pages
  • Our Gang
  • Julia Lee
  • 17 June 2017
  • 0816698228