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Dud Leaves Home (1919) - Carlson's Dreamy Dud

by Nicholas Sammond

This Carlson animation stars the Dreamy Dud, who leaves home with his dog after stealing money from his mother's bank to buy his girlfriend Mamie an ice cream cone. Intercut with scenes of imaginary fantasy, Dud returns home after seeing a ghost and is given a spanking by his mom. Although the Dreamy Dud series does not obviously feature a blackface minstrel, Carlson's usage of a white rapscallion as a repeating character falls within minstrelsy's performative register.

Dud Leaves Home - Carlson's Dreamy Dud

This Carlson animation stars the Dreamy Dud, who leaves home with his dog after stealing money from his mother's bank to buy his girlfriend Mamie an ice cream cone. Intercut with scenes of imaginary fantasy, Dud returns after seeing a ghost.

from Dud Leaves Home (1919)
Creator: Wallace Carlson
Distributor: Goldwyn-Bray
Posted by Nicholas Sammond
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