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African Americans in Film

Zebrahead (1992)

Writer/director, Anthony Drazan. Cast: Michael Rapaport,N'Bushe Wright, Paul Butler, DeShonn Castle, Candy Ann Brown,Luke Reilly, Dan Ziskie, Kevin Corrigan, Martin Priest, RonJohnson, Ray Sharkey. A young Jewish white man begins datingthe cousin of his best friend, both of whom are black, ignitinglong simmering racial tensions at their high school. 102 min.
Reviews and articles: Ansen, David. "Zebrahead." Newsweek v120,n17 (Oct 26, 1992):66 (2 pages). Sragow, Michael. "Zebrahead." New Yorkerv68, n37 (Nov 2, 1992):101 (2 pages).

Ziegfeld Follies (1946)

Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Performer: Fred Astaire, LucilleBall, Lucille Bremer, Fanny Brice, Judy Garland, KathrynGrayson, Lena Horne, Gene Kelly, James Melton, Victor Moore,Red Skelton, Esther Williams, William Powell, Edward Arnold,Marion Bell, Bunin's Puppets, Cyd Charisse, Hume Cronyn,William Frawley, Robert Lewis, Virginia O'Brien, Keenan Wynn. Amusical salute to Broadway's most opulent producer of stagereviews, "The Great Ziegfeld". Features a sketch with JudyGarland and Fred Astaire in black-face. 118 min. ;

Zou Zou (France, 1934)

Directed by Marc Allegret. Cast:Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin, Yvette Lebon. Whenthe star of a musical plays walks out on hersugardaddy producer for true love, a talentedCinderella (Baker) takes her place, saves theshow, and is hailed as a new sensation onopening night. Includes five big musicalnumbers. 92 min. ;
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[Uncle Tom's Cabin] Eliza on Ice (animated,1944)

Uncle Tom starts the race with Simon Legree chasingEliza. Mighty Mouse rescues Eliza. 6 min. ;
Reviews and articles: Wallace, Michelle. "The Celluloid Cabin:Satiricial Distortions of Uncle Tom in AnimatedCartoon Short, 1932-1947." Studies in PopularCulture, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1-10, 2001Apr

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