The Original Amos 'n' Andy: Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll and the 1928-1943 Radio Serial

McFarland
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This critical reexamination of Amos ’n’ Andy, the pioneering creation of Charles Correll and Freeman Gosden, presents an unapologetic but balanced view lacking in most treatments. It relies upon an untapped resource—thousands of pages of scripts from the show’s nearly forgotten earliest version, which most clearly reflected the vision of its creators. Consequently, it provides fresh insights and in part refutes the usual blanket condemnations of this groundbreaking show. The text incorporates numerous script excerpts, provides key background information, and also acknowledges the show’s importance to radio broadcasting and modern entertainment.
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About the author

Elizabeth McLeod is a journalist and broadcast historian. She lives and works on the coast of Maine.
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Publisher
McFarland
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Published on
Jul 11, 2015
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Pages
223
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ISBN
9781476609713
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Language
English
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Genres
Performing Arts / Radio / General
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