Oh, right. 1933. I see the context now.
Also: Is there any wonder that Busby Berkeley was the darling of Kenneth Anger, Anton Lavey and that crowd of 60s occultist? You've got the whole shmeer here. Dig the ritualistic cult-like behavior of the women, the sacrificial death of Eddie Cantor and the rebirth of him via baptism.
ANNIE LENNOX DID A REMAKE OF THIS!!!
Boy, ancient romans sure were tan.
And what, exactly, is offensive about a man in blackface singing about how only beautiful women are loved? Singing blackface man too REAL for you?
|HURF BLURF DUH |
No. Time is no excuse for this.
That negro is extremely superficial and sexist.
How the hell did this movie dodge the Hays Code in every possible way...
|wtf japan |
I love this video without qualification, and I hate myself for it.
|Goofy Gorilla |
I think it says a lot about our current society that the terrible racism in this clip registers much more strongly on the "what the Hell is going on?" scale than mere offensiveness.
|Killer Joe |
So here's my theory:
He's supposed to be a minstrel eunuch (or were black men generally portrayed to be harmless enough to be singing to naked white women?) in the service of the baths, but it turns out he's a fully-balled white man.
Thus... he was shrunk by the Nubian servant girls.
This is so awesome.
|Caminante Nocturno |
Everything made in the 30's tells me it was a Hellish nightmare to live in.
Wow. It gets more and more...like itself.
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|Busby Berkeley |
I was solid drunk from '27 to '34. I don't remember a thing.
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