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Kid Millions Minstrel Show

by Nicholas Sammond

Eddie Cantor is remembered as one of the great entertainers of the 1920s and 1930s...and as a minstrel and friend to the great black blackface minstrel Bert Williams. This clip reveals the structure of the classic late minstrel show, and demonstrates the nostalgic way it was treated at the time. Note Cantor's dressing room dialogue and its knowing cynicism about race.

Kid Millions Minstrel Show

An Eddie Cantor film stages a full minstrel show

from Kid Millions (1934)
Creator: United Artists
Distributor: United Artists
Posted by Nicholas Sammond