Mar. 16, 2013

blackhistoryalbum:

BOARDING HOUSE BLUES | 1948

Vintage African American “Race” Movie Poster

Directed by Josh Binney and featuring an all-black cast headed by the Moms Mabley. Because films like this were aimed specifically at segregated inner-city black audiences, they were treated like disposable product by the studios, which offered them a surprising amount of leeway in terms of material. Drug jokes and sexual innuendos, which would surely have been censored in mainstream films in 1948, rub elbows with some truly bizarre novelty acts

Because films like this were aimed specifically at segregated inner-city black audiences,

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Arguably, Black audiences are treated the same way in mainstream Hollywood 2013. #keepitEven…

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    Boarding House Blues 1948 | Best of 2013
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    omg that cartoon has the most beautiful skin color and body I have seen on a cartoon character let me be her
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    Production code? What production code?!
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