On the Real Side
A History of African American Comedy 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Mel Watkins
Normal Price: $47.94
Your Price: $43.14 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.79! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.16 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 10-12 days
On the Real Side by Mel Watkins
Book DescriptionThis comprehensive history of black humor sets it in the context of American popular culture. Blackface minstrelsy, Stepin Fetchit, and the Amos 'n' Andy show presented a distorted picture of African Americans; this book contrasts this image with the authentic underground humor of African Americans found in folktales, race records, and all-black shows and films. After generations of stereotypes, the underground humor finally emerged before the American public with Richard Pryor in the 1970s. But Pryor was not the first popular comic to present authentically black humor. Watkins offers surprising reassessments of such seminal figures as Fetchit, Bert Williams, Moms Mabley, and Redd Foxx, looking at how they paved the way for contemporary comics such as Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy, and Bill Cosby.
Buy On the Real Side book by Mel Watkins from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781556523519
(228mm x 152mm x 34mm)
Imprint: A Cappella Books
Publisher: A Cappella Books
Publish Date: 1-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mel Watkins
Darkest America, Hardback (August 2012)
An exploration and celebration of a controversial tradition that, contrary to popular opinion, is alive and active after more than 150 years.
Stepin Fetchit, Paperback (December 2006)View all books by Mel Watkins
Watkins' meticulously researched and sensitive biography reveals the paradoxes of this pioneering actor's life, from Perry's tremendous popularity to his money troubles and rowdy offscreen antics.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about On the Real Side book by Mel Watkins and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Mel Watkins
Mel Watkins is a former editor at "The New York Times Book Review." He is the author of "Dancing with Strangers: A Memoir." He lives in New York City.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.