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Our GangA Racial History of The Little Rascals$
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Julia Lee

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698219

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.001.0001

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(p.91) 5. Everyman
Our Gang

Julia Lee

University of Minnesota Press

“Everyman” describes Our Gang’s transition to the talkie era, and how sound prolonged Farina’s career because of Hollywood’s fetishization of “black” voices. It includes an analysis of StepinFetchit’s guest appearance in Our Gang’s “A Tough Winter,” the revival of the “coon” stereotype, and Farina’s eventual retirement from the Gang at age ten.

Keywords:   television history, Hollywood, black voices, StepinFetchit, A Tough Winter, coon, Farina, childhood studies

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