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Ethel Waters's His Eye is on the Sparrow stands as perhaps the greatest autobiography of a black female performer, capturing both the horror and the joy of the African American woman's experience through the often bitter yet always forgiving voice of an indomitable spirit. This edition is supplemented with a new historical preface and over a dozen photographs.

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"Ethel Waters's His Eye is on the Sparrow stands as perhaps the greatest autobiography of a black female performer, capturing both the horror and the joy of the African American woman's experience thro"

About the Author

Charles Samuels, a New York newspaperman, wrote biographies of Jody Garland, Lizzie Borden, and Evelyn Nesbit. He worked with Buster Keaton on My Wonderful World of Slapstick (also available from Da Capo Press). Donald Bogle is the author of Brown Sugar: Eighty Years of America's Black Female Superstars (also available from De Capo Press), Blacks in American Film and Television: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, and Toms, Coon, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretive Histroy of Blacks in American Films. He has been called "the dean of black film history."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306804779
Designed:
Bogle, Danald
Designed:
Bogle, Donald
Photographer:
Bogle, Danald
Designed by:
Bogle, Donald
Designed:
Bogle, Donald
Author:
Waters, Ethel
Author:
Samuels, Charles
Publisher:
Da Capo
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Stage and screen
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Singers
Subject:
Waters, ethel, 1900-1977
Subject:
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Singers -- United States.
Subject:
Waters, Ethel
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Quality Paperbacks Series
Series Volume:
no. 2.
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 15.2 oz

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