Hollywood's African American Films

Hollywood's African American Films

The Transition to Sound

eBook - 2011
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In 1929 and 1930, during the Hollywood studios' conversion to synchronized-sound film production, white-controlled trade magazines and African American newspapers celebrated a "vogue" for "Negro films." "Hollywood's African American Films" argues that the movie business turned to black musical performance to both resolve technological and aesthetic problems introduced by the medium of "talking pictures" and, at the same time, to appeal to the white "Broadway" audience that patronized their most lucrative first-run theaters. Ryan Jay Friedman a.
Publisher: Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780813550800
0813550807
9781283864374
1283864371
0813550483
0813550491
9780813550480
9780813550497
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 247 pages) : illustrations
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