Grinning From Ear To Ear

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19960229]

Saying "Yes, sir" when you wanted so bad to say" No, sir": American actor and performer Clarke Peters celebrates the achievements of black actors such as Stepin Fetchit, Hattie McDaniel and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, who had to struggle against degrading stereotypes in the hostile film industry of the thirties and forties.

Written by Nana Anto-Awuakye

Producer Pam Fraser Solomon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960229]

Unknown: Clarke Peters

Unknown: Hattie McDaniel

Written By: Nana Anto-Awuakye

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 February 199619960229

Producer: P. FRASER-SOLOMON

Description

Saying "Yes, Sir" when you wanted so bad to say "No, Sir". Grinning when you wanted so bad to frown. Clarke PETERS looks at the clowning tradition established in Hollywood for black actors. Produced by Pam Fraser SOLOMON.

Subject Categories

films (programmes about) (genre)

hollywood film industry

black actors

Broadcast history

29 Feb 1996 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Clarke Peters

Nana Anto-Awuakye (Author)

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Donald Bogle (Speaker)

Thelma Carpenter (Speaker)

Buster Brown (Speaker)

Gil Noble (Speaker)

Edna Harris (Speaker)

Delia Jackson (Speaker)

Gertrude Jeanette (Speaker)

Ed Mapp (Speaker)

Thomas Cripps (professor (spkr)) (Speaker)

Lou Simms (Speaker)

Tadd Boyd (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-02-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 February 199619960229

Producer: P. FRASER-SOLOMON

Description

Saying "Yes, Sir" when you wanted so bad to say "No, Sir". Grinning when you wanted so bad to frown. Clarke PETERS looks at the clowning tradition established in Hollywood for black actors. Produced by Pam Fraser SOLOMON.

Subject Categories

films (programmes about) (genre)

hollywood film industry

black actors

Broadcast history

29 Feb 1996 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Clarke Peters

Nana Anto-Awuakye (Author)

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Donald Bogle (Speaker)

Thelma Carpenter (Speaker)

Buster Brown (Speaker)

Gil Noble (Speaker)

Edna Harris (Speaker)

Delia Jackson (Speaker)

Gertrude Jeanette (Speaker)

Ed Mapp (Speaker)

Thomas Cripps (professor (spkr)) (Speaker)

Lou Simms (Speaker)

Tadd Boyd (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-02-08.