Wednesday, May 30, 2012

And the atrocity of race relations that is Torch Song!

The only people that will ever watch this film are Joan Crawford fans and they will be aware of the notorious musical number performed in blackface. Amongst is many horrors (bullying of blind people, use of yellowface, crass materialism). Most disturbingly of all, the use of blackface seems to be something that the studio was proud of:

This film was made in 1953.

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