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I found the article interesting... was more curious as to how you came to
pick that topic. I have a memory of my dad playing his old reel to reel
tapes of a radio show he listened to as a child... It was called "Amos and
Andy" and I thought that radio show might have been part of the info for
Have you tried embedding a video player on your site that has a playlist
people can select from? You can do that with audio files too...
Jenn (from Oklahoma)
To some degree it is, but I'm more interested in how and why black
actors donned the blackface mask and/or performed characters based on
the stereotypes. In the beginning they had to in order to be in show
business because that was all that was available to them. But later many
of them continued to do the characters because that's what was
comfortable for them. My thesis for this site and for a future book is
that one can trace the linage of blackface stereotypes from minstrel
shows to some of the characters that are popular in Black TV comedies
I hadn't thought of that because I just got my YouTube channel going. It
sounds pretty ambitious for someone with my limited knowledge of website
design, but I'll have a look into it.
I have a pan-and-tilt web cam in my backyard that I've wanted to embed
in a web site for a couple of years now, but I've never been able to
figure out how to do it. Instead people have to click on an IP and then
change their browser settings to allow the download of a custom ActiveX
control in order to see and operate the web cam. Most people don't want
to go to that much trouble.
Red E. Kilowatt wrote:
Perhaps it's more related to one of 3 things, or any combination thereof...
Acting depicted either 'what was happening at the time'(what was real life),
fantasy (what people wished for or wished wasn't so), or what they thought
could be possible (the future).
Black-face could have been done for any of those basic reasons. Above and
beyond their basic reasoning for doing so any amount of interpretations as
to their reasoning could be added to those base reasonings. I look at
sterotypes as an expression of how people see 'what is' and how they present
that sterotype defines their individual attitude about that particular
cool... there's several different ways to embed a player into a webpage.
Hopefully, you can get one to work for what you are wanting to do.
I was looking on some news website recently... can't remember the call
letters tho... they had a similar setup with their tower cams where they had
a link so their viewers could download a control and them view the tower cam
on their pc and actually control the direction it was looking in. I thought
that was interesting, but not enough to download it myself! LOL
Jenn (from Oklahoma)