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African Americans in Film

Cab Calloway: 'Hi-de-ho' and OtherMovies

Showcasing the great jazz singer Cab Callowayin a variety of formats and environments, thissplended compilation of "soundies" and clips fromthe 1947 feature film Hi-De-Ho is testament to themaster showman's talent. Contents: Hi-de-ho -- Fooa little boogaloo -- I was here when you left me --We the cats shall help ya -- Minnie the moocher --One for my baby -- I can't give you anything butlove -- St.

Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Cast: Ethel Waters, Eddie Anderson, Lena Horne. Petunia Jackson, a poor but devout woman, is burdened with a shiftless husband called Little Joe. When Little Joe is seriously wounded in a fight and seems about to die, the forces of heaven and hell begin a battle for his soul. 99 min.; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Car Wash (1976)

Director Michael Schultz. Cast: George Carlin, Richard Pryor,Franklyn Ajaye, Professor Irwin Corey, Ivan Dixon, AntonioFargas, Jack Kehoe, Clarence Muse, Lorraine Gary, the PointerSisters. An irreverent but affectionate look at a typical dayin a Los Angeles car wash. But what a day! There's a would-berobbery and an assembly line of the weirdest, baddestcharacters you've ever met and lots of booty-bumping music topass the hours. 97 min.
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Carmen Jones (1954)

Directed by Otto Preminger. Cast: Harry Belafonte, DorthyDandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James, Joe Adams, DiahannCarroll. Bizet's opera Carmen staged with an all black cast.;

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Awards & Honors
National FilmRegistry Selection

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Bibliographyon Dorothy Dandridge

Cartoon Collection, V

Cartoons from the 1930s and 1940s showing thepervasiveness of racial and ethnic stereotypes. In additionto cartoons, the video includes sing-alongs, intermissiontrailers and an animated preview of Snow White. Contents:"Any Bonds Today?" (sung by Bugs Bunny)--"Let's Sing withPopeye": Excerpts from the first Popeye cartoon and Popeyesings 'I'm Popeye the sailor man.' -- "Plane Dumb" (Tom andJerry)-- "Porky's Hare Hunt" -- Trailer for "Snow White"--"Minnie's Yoo Hoo" (sung by Mickey Mouse): Sing-a-long tothe lyrics on the screen as Mickey Mouse directs the MickeyMouse Club theme song.

Cartoon Scandals: A Study of Violence, Racism and Sex in Cartoons

By today's standards, many of these 1930s-1940scartoons are now considered too risque or offensive by TVcensors and have been edited or banned from TV. Thiscollection features some of these rare classic cartoons intheir original, uncut, uncensored versions. Concludes withthe animated short by Lenny Bruce, "Thank you, mask man," agay parody on the Lone Ranger saga.

Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (2000)

Directed by Chi Muoi Lo. Cast: Paul Winfield, Mary Alice, ChiMuoi Lo, Kieu Chinh, Lauren Tom, Sanaa Lathan, TylerChristopher, George Wallace. Mai and her brother Dwayne wereVietnamese orphans in a refugee camp when an African-Americancouple adopted them 22 years ago. As an adult, Mai tracks downher mother and brings her to America for the first time. Now,after an emotional reunion, Dwayne and Mai face conflictingfeelings over their identities and loyalites in this touchingand funny look at what it means to be family. 119 min.

Check and Double Check (1930)

Directed by Melville W. Brown. Cast: Freeman Gosden, Charles J.Correll, Sue Carol, Irene Rich. Cab drivers Amos 'n' Andy(characters from the radio show Amos 'n' Andy) contract totransport Duke Ellington and his band out to Blair estate, wherethey meet Richard Williams who is in love with Jean Blair. Richardmust find the deed to his family property before he can marry Jean.Meanwhile, Amos 'n' Andy, after spending the night in a hauntedhouse, find the deed. Notable as the only motion picture producedstaring the radio comedy team, Amos n' Andy. 85 min.