"Play real pretty for the people": Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr. and racial politics in Hollywood's post-war jazz musicals

McNally, Karen (2020) "Play real pretty for the people": Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr. and racial politics in Hollywood's post-war jazz musicals. In: The Politics of Hollywood Musicals. Presses de Paris Nanterre, Paris. ISBN 9782840163497

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Abstract / Description

This chapter explores post-war jazz films and the ways in which they attempt to resolve a clash between the generic representation of entertainment as an emblem of democracy and the promotion of jazz artistry performed by African-Americans in a segregated United States.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971; Davis, Sammy, Jr., 1925-1990; jazz films; jazz musicals; Hollywood; African-Americans musicians
Subjects: 700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 780 Music
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 790 Recreational & performing arts
900 History & geography > 970 History of North America
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Karen Mcnally
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 10:46
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2021 10:02
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/4826

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