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James Dean- Rebel Without a Cause- 1955

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Latino portrayals in film and television

by Jesús Salvador Treviño from Jump Cut, no. 30, March 1985, pp. 14-16 copyright Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, 1985, 2005 On November 16, 1979, NOSOTROS, a Hollywood-based association of Latino actors, held a press conference to protest … Continue reading

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The Minstrel Show

The most prominent performer of the “Minstrel Show”was Thomas Dartmouth “Daddy” Rice (1808-60).   In 1828, he developed a  routine where he impersonated an old, crippled black slave named Jim Crow.

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Song List- in the jazz singer

“My Gal Sal” “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee” “Kol Nidre” “Dirty Hands, Dirty Face” “Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goo’ Bye)” “Kaddish” “Blue Skies” “Mother of Mine, I Still Have You” “My Mammy”

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The Bycicle Theif -1948 Vittorio De Sica

The Bicycle Thief is from 1948, a reaction to the harsh realities of Italy after WWII. Here is a NY times critic interview about the film.

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Production code

In 1930 a new code—which came to be known as the Hollywood Production Code—was written. The industry accepted it nominally, although many movies stretched it to its limits or simply ignored it, prompting more public outcry. Movies made between 1930-34 … Continue reading

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