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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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Movie-Made Children

Movie-Made Children

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(p.138) 7. Movie-Made Children
Source:
Our Gang
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Julia Lee

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0007

“Movie-Made Children” covers Stymie’s retirement and his succession by “Buckwheat” Thomas. Discusses pre-Code films, anxiety over movies’ influence on children’s morals, and the rise of Joseph Breen. Looks at how Buckwheat was a return to the pickaninny caricature, the decline of the short comedy, and Roach’s sale of Our Gang to MGM.

Keywords:   Stymie, Buckwheat, Billie Thomas, pre-Code, childhood studies, Joseph Breen, pickaninny, MGM

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