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Unformatted text preview: progressive as he should be. Selling out to the white community. • “Uncle Tom” perceptions (?) –Didn’t have a good manager to make sure he looked good o Film o Commercialization “A Rhapsody in Black and Blue” (1931) ft. Louis Armstrong • Make note of racial stereotypes portrayed in the film. o Showed a poor “hysterical” black man playing music to a record o Showed a black disobedient man looking overly ecstatic with a overly head of household wife. o Calling of a grown man a boy. o A picture of Lincoln on the wall o Showing black man in tribal clothing and talking what seams to be nonsense; screaming erratically. o They are in “jazzmania” Louis is playing to appease a king o King lights a match on a black man and then tosses the hot match on him. The king was smoking and smoking is considered a commoners thing to do. • This film would probably have only been played in paramount theatres....
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- Spring '07
- black man, Bessie Smith, black disobedient man, jazz small groups.