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Movie-Made Children

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Movie-Made Children” covers Stymie’s retirement and his succession by “Buckwheat” Thomas. Discusses pre-Code films, anxiety over movies’ influence on children’s morals, and the rise of Joseph Breen. ... More


The Good Soldier

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“The Good Soldier” discusses MGM’s transformation of Our Gang into slick, stilted morality plays and its cancellation of the series in 1942. Describes how Our Gang joined the Office of War ... More


The Good Old Days

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“The Good Old Days” catches up with the four African-American members of Our Gang and their sometimes-tortured relationship with the past. It analyzes Eddie Murphy’s Buckwheat caricature on Saturday ... More


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