I dread the day when MGM thinks it's a good idea to release this film more widely. It would be interesting to see how they gloss over it's various atrocities though.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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.