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Published: 12 November 2001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8098-6
Published: 12 November 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380986-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8098-6
Published: 12 November 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380986-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8098-6
Published: 24 July 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384106-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8410-6
... intervals for the next thirty years, Hollywood studios made eight such black-cast musicals: Hearts in Dixie (1929), Hallelujah (1929), The Green Pastures (1936), CabinintheSky(1943), Stormy Weather (1943), Carmen Jones (1954), St. Louis Blues (1958), and Porgy and Bess (1959). Not until the brief cycle...
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By Arthur Knight
Published: 24 July 2002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8410-6
... semiregular intervals for the next thirty years, Hollywood studios made eight such black-cast musicals: Hearts in Dixie (1929), Hallelujah (1929), The Green Pastures (1936), CabinintheSky(1943), Stormy Weather (1943), Carmen Jones (1954), St. Louis Blues (1958), and Porgy and Bess (1959). Not until the...
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By Arthur Knight
Published: 24 July 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384106-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8410-6
.... Porgy and Bess (in which his singing was dubbed) was not the only role in which Poitier sang. He also sang at the beginning and the end- ing of The Defiant Ones (1959), made almost simultaneously with Porgy and Bess and a film Poitier much preferred for its seriousness. For the...
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By Arthur Knight
Published: 24 July 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384106-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8410-6
... Defender, 20 July 1935, 8. ‘‘Al Jolson Given the Lead in 1933 Edition of Porgy Chicago Defender, 9December1933,8. ‘‘Al Jolson Gives Morris ‘Lowdown’; ‘Hurt To My Heart.’ ’’ Pittsburgh Courier, 7 May 1938, 20. ‘‘Al Jolson May Play ‘De Lawd’ On the Screen Richmond Planet, 28 Septem- ber 1935...
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399889-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9988-9
... upper reaches of society; i.e. those with money. Porgy, because it deals with Catfish Row is a poor book for this audience; Green Thursday, dealing with cornfield rustics, is a poor book; the Walls of Jericho where it deals with a piano mover, is a poor book. In proportion as a book deals...
Published: 02 May 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383611-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8361-1
...] told you all about diseases with wonderful names like ‘‘syphilis’’ and‘‘gonorrhea Introduction 7 Nugent in 1929. Photograph from his English Certificate of Registration, required of aliens. He was in England touring with Porgy. Nugent’s...
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By Arthur Knight
Published: 24 July 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384106-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8410-6
... Baldwin, James, 169, 241; on Carmen All-Colored Vaudeville Show, 224 Jones, 160–61, 163; on Porgy and ‘‘AllGod’sChildrenGotShoes[or Bess, 165–66 Wings 64, 135 Bambara, Toni Cade, 97, 245...
Published: 26 September 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383833-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8383-3
... twentieth century cannot be understood without taking into consideration Paul Robeson.—C. L. R. James, ‘‘Paul Robeson: Black Star’’ By the winter of January 1955, the road show of Ira Gershwin and Dubose Heyward’s Porgy and Bess was an international hit. Since 1952, it had played in Berlin...
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By Kate A. Baldwin
Published: 26 September 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383833-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8383-3
..., 37–41, 46–47, 271 nn.31, 32; racism in 187, 196–97, 199; McKay in the, 50; and Trial by Lynching, 60–64, 70, 103; Rus- Porgy and Bess Russian tour, 202–3; sian peasants and, 278 n.83; women Robeson in the, 5, 205–6, 232–36, 249– and, 62–63, 68, 70, 270 n.24 50, 302 n.12, 313 n.95; United...
Published: 24 July 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384106-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8410-6
... eight all or pre- dominantly black-cast Hollywood musicals: Hearts in Dixie (1929), Hal- lelujah! (1929), The Green Pastures (1936), CabinintheSky(1943), Stormy Weather (1943), Carmen Jones (1954), St Louis Blues (1958), and Porgy and Bess (1959). Not until the brief flurry of interracial social...
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By Michele Wallace
Published: 15 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386353-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8635-3
... image of the urban ghetto as later presented in DuBose Heywood’s novel Porgy (1925), then reprised in the Gershwin musical Porgy and Bess (1935) and again in the Otto Preminger/Samuel Goldwyn film Porgy and Bess...
Published: 24 July 2002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8410-6
... integrated (or less segregated) musicals in rock ’n’ roll movies like Rock Around the Clock (1956) and Go, Johnny, Go! (1958). Around 1959, then, despite the dominance of Porgy and Bess in terms of money spent and earned, the formal attentions of reviewers and press agents, ability to inflect a larger...
Published: 15 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386353-038
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8635-3
... was her house. Quite often black actresses never even got a chance to be old. The stun- ning Dorothy Dandridge, who starred in Porgy and Bess (1959) and Carmen Jones (1954), which garnered her an Academy Award...
Published: 02 May 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383611-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8361-1
... (nightclub), 152 32, 45–46, 49, 75, 147, 163–72, 230, 268– Porgy, 8, 15–19, 25, 30, 32, 161, 214, 216 70; homosexuality of, 18, 22, 26, 28, 278n. Powell, Adam Clayton Sr., 22 79; photo of, 27; same-sex desire in the...
Published: 13 April 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389491-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8949-1
... cover art and in its juxtaposition of her singer-songwriterly tunes and remakes of songs associated with Billie Holiday, Porgy and Bess, and the Supremes. “muddled” rather than accomplished attempts at a “synthesis of styles,” commencing “a fall-off in both her commercial success and her...
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By Michael Awkward
Published: 13 April 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389491-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8949-1
... closure, strong vs. weak, 112–13 “No Regrets” (Holiday), xxiv–xxv, Poetic Closure (Smith), 112–13, 123 19–20; Phoebe Snow’s cover of, “Poetry Man” (Snow), 137 xxiv–xxv, 19–20 Porgy and Bess, xxiv–xxv, 20, 141, 142, Nyro, Laura, 139–40 168, 176–80...
Published: 24 July 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384106-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8410-6
... Heyward’s play, Porgy. Which reminds Colored theatrical followers that Jolson, with all the 68 disintegrating the musical cockiness in the world, two years ago wished to play the part of ‘De Lawd’ in the talkie version of The Green Pastures. Marc Connelly and Howland Stebbins laughed in the...