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Bamboozled Blacking Up

by Nicholas Sammond

Savion Glover and Tommy Davidson burn cork to black up, in preparation to perform as blackface minstrels in Spike Lee's Bamboozled (2000). Lee provides an affective take on the reality that African American performers in the early 20th century sometimes had to black up to play "themselves" in front of white audiences.

Bamboozled: Blacking Up

Tommy Davidson and Savion Glover black up.

from Bamboozled (2000)
Creator: Spike Lee
Distributor: New Line
Posted by Nicholas Sammond