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Shuffling to Ignominy: The Tragedy of Stepin Fetchit

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"Stepin Fetchit" ...two words that have entered our language, signifying the ultimate in negative racial stereotype. Between 1927 and 1975, Stepin Fetchit, born Lincoln Perry in 1902, appeared in over 40 films. He was the first Black actor to receive featured credit in a motion picture. He was the first Black actor to sign a long-term contract with a Hollywood studio. He was the first Black actor to drive through the front gates of a Hollywood studio...with a chauffer at the wheel. He was, in Fetchit's own words, "The first ...

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Shuffling to Ignominy: The Tragedy of Stepin Fetchit 2005, iUniverse, Bloomington IN

ISBN-13: 9780595371259

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