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    The Big Broadcast of 1936 (Paramount, 1935). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Although this highly entertaining ensemble film featured several notable African American performers such as Bill Robinson, Dorothy Dandridge, and the Nicholas Brothers, Fayard and Harold, times were such that the studio saw no controversy in including radio stars Amos 'n Andy, who are white actors playing black characters. Showcased here, in their typical black face, are Freeman Fosden and Charles Correll, who had been performing their radio routine for nearly eight years, and had an earlier film success with RKO's Check and Double Check. The card has a small British censor stamp in the lower left, a snipe over the director credit, and a "Norman Taurog" director credit stamp. Seen today the characters reinforce negative racial stereotypes, but in the 1930s the comedy act was one of the most popular, making this portrait card an important slice of a controversial cinematic history. Very Fine+.


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    March, 2010
    19th-20th Friday-Saturday
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