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Stepin Fetchit: The Life and Times of Lincoln Perry

By: Watkins, Mel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: (c.2005)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20426

ISBN: 0-375-42382-6

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[beautiful clean copy, no discernible wear to book at all; jacket shows only light surface handling wear]. (B&W photographs) The first full-scale biography of the first African-American movie star, whose talents were channeled by the narrow and essentially racist world-view of the Hollywood mainstream cinema into comic portrayals of lazy, shiftless black men -- stereotypical roles of the worst sort, which he filled with such brilliance that his very name became a kind of shorthand for the stereotype itself. Ironically, his on-screen subserviance made him an off-screen millionaire, "the hi... View more info