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Lip [videorecording] / a video collaboration between Tracey Moffat and Gary Hillberg
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Women Make Movies, 2005
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1995.9.N4 L57 2005    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) African American women in motion pictures
African American household employees
African American actresses
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in mass media
Physical Description 1 videodisc (11 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Note Originally produced in 1999
Summary "It is Hollywood's favorite role for black women: the maid. Sassy or sweet, snickeringly attentive or flippantly dismissive, the performers who play them steal every scene they are in, and Tracy Moffatt's entertaining video collage reveals the narrow margin Hollywood has allowed black actresses to shine in. But shine they do. Giving lip is proven an art form in these scenes from 1930's cinema to present-day movies featuring a remarkable roster of undervalued actresses and their more celebrated white costars."--
Performer/Participant Hatti McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen, Louis Beavers, Vivian Bonnell
Alternate Author Moffatt, Tracey
Hillberg, Gary
McDaniel, Hattie, 1895-1952
McQueen, Butterfly
Beavers, Louise, 1902-1962
Bonnell, Vivian, 1924-2003
Women Make Movies (Firm)

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