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The Amos 'n' Andy Show (Collection of 15 original photographs from the 1951-1953 television series)

The Amos 'n' Andy Show (Collection of 15 original photographs from the 1951-1953 television series)

The Amos 'n' Andy Show (Collection of 15 original photographs from the 1951-1953 television series)

by Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore (starring); Charles J. Correll, Freeman F. Gosden (creators)

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N.p.: N.p., 1953. Collection of 15 vintage reference and studio still photographs from the controversial and short-lived 1951-1953 television sitcom. Included in the set are five studio still photographs and ten reference photographs. 14 with printed mimeo snipes affixed to the verso, and all 15 with provenance stamps, including five representing the Cleveland Press.

Based on the popular 1928-1960 radio show, following the misadventures of two African Americans from Georgia as they try to make it in the big city. The radio show was created and voiced by white actors Charles J. Correll and Freeman F. Gosden, who had previously performed in the minstrel tradition. Aware that viewers would expect to see Black actors in the main roles, television producers cast Spencer Williams, Alvin Childress, and Tim Moore in the main roles, but instructed the actors to keep their voices and speech patterns close to Gosden and Correll's.

Having long opposed the radio series for its stereotypical depiction of African American life, the NAACP mounted a formal protest of the show almost immediately after its release, contending that the series upheld racial prejudices and created a distorted view of African Americans. The group's pressure was a primary factor in the series' early cancellation, with CBS pulling the show from the air in 1953.

Set in Chicago.

Photographs range in size from 7.25 x 9 inches to 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine to Very Good plus, some with light wear on the versos and edges.

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Royal Books, Inc. US (US)
Seller's Inventory #
157973
Title
The Amos 'n' Andy Show (Collection of 15 original photographs from the 1951-1953 television series)
Author
Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore (starring); Charles J. Correll, Freeman F. Gosden (creators)
Book Condition
Used
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N.p.
Place of Publication
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Date Published
1953
Keywords
African American Interest | Civil Rights Movement | Television | 1950s Cinema | Photographs
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Television; Photographs; 1950s Cinema; Civil Rights Movement;

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