Index
Academy Awards, 25, 161, 197, 247
African American audiences, 2, 8, 16–
17, 20–21, 30, 40, 42–48, 49, 54,
60–61, 65–66, 70–71, 78, 91, 92–
95, 124, 131, 134, 142–44, 150, 154,
161, 167, 170–73, 175, 182–83, 184,
187, 210, 232, 254 n.43, 260 n.34,
263 n.63, 264 n.69, 265 n.4. See also
Audience: general
African American culture: call and
response, 24, 43–44, 95, 112–13,
220–22, 225; ‘‘carrying on,’’ 153–
58; connection/disconnection as
socio-aesthetic concern, 11, 42–44,
98–105, 110–14, 241–48; memory,
188–89, 246–47, 287 n.20; repre-
sentations of secular and spiritual
in, 99–100, 139–40, 270 n.61, 274
n.13
African American film stars, 21–24,
105–6, 148–49, 159, 178–79, 215–16,
233
Agee, James, 196, 229–30
Ali Baba Goes to Town, 82
‘‘Al Jolson’s Own Story,’’ 54–58
All-Colored Vaudeville Show, 224
‘‘All God’s Children Got Shoes [or
Wings],’’ 64, 135
‘‘Alright with Me,’’ 234
Altman, Rick, 14–17, 124–26, 183, 194,
280 n.22
Amos ’n’ Andy, 37, 62, 68, 78, 92,
113, 269 n.44; black audience for,
40, 70–71, 260 n.34; black protest
of, 70–71, 89, 272 n.78; Check
and Double Check, 62, 65–67, 70,
92, 269 nn.43, 44; as imitators of
Miller and Lyles, 38–39, 256 n.5
Anarchic comedy, 51–52, 266 n.8
Anderson, Eddie ‘‘Rochester,’’ 148, 151
Andrews Sisters, 192–93, 290 n.44
Apollo Theater, 42, 176, 179, 263 n.65,
289 n.32
Arlen, Harold, 153, 270 n.60
Armstrong, Henry, 78–79, 80
Armstrong, Louis, 7, 24, 48, 86, 148,
154, 167, 178, 206, 207–8, 212–13,
225, 234, 289 n.30, 297 n.73
Artists and Models, 212
Astaire, Fred, 81, 266 n.7
Audience: general, 36, 39, 42, 44, 47–
48, 50–51, 53, 55, 56, 59–60, 62–63,
65, 71, 94, 96, 104, 105, 110, 111–
13, 134, 147, 180, 235; interracial,
55, 187, 211, 263 n.63; white, 91,
119, 144, 152, 162, 289 n.30. See also
African American audiences
Babes in Arms, 52, 83–85
Babes on Broadway, 83, 84
Bailey, Pearl, 160
Baker, Houston A., Jr., 174–75, 187,
188, 193–94
Baldwin, James, 169, 241; on Carmen
Jones, 160–61, 163; on Porgy and
Bess, 165–66
Bambara, Toni Cade, 97, 245
Bamboozled, 7, 25, 235–37, 241–48,
299 n.8
Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones), 114, 199
Bargain With Bullets, 171, 179
Barnet, Charlie, 206
Basie, Count, 178, 181, 206, 214, 216,
217
Beat Street, 234
Beavers, Louise, 31, 86
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