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Hattie Mcdaniel

Black Ambition, White Hollywood

Hattie Mcdaniel( )
Author: Watts, Jill
ISBN:978-0-06-051490-7
Publication Date:Sep 2005
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Amistad
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

Hattie McDaniel is perhaps bestknown for her performance as Mammy, the sassyfoil to Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind, one of Hollywood's most revered -- and controversial -- films. McDaniel's Oscar win raised hopes that theentertainment industry was finally ready to createmore respectful, multidimensional roles for blacks.But under the aegis of studio heads eager to pleaseSoutherners, screenwriters kept churning out rolesthat denigrated the African-American experience.

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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Ethnic Studies / American / African American Studies
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.17 Inches
Book Weight:1.42 Pounds



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