Click for a larger image of Stepin Fetchit: The Life & Times of Lincoln Perry

Stepin Fetchit: The Life & Times of Lincoln Perry
by Mel Watkins

    Publication Date:
    List Price: $16.95
    Format: Paperback, 338 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781400096763
    Imprint: Vintage
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann
    Borrow from Library

    Book Description:
    In the late 1920s and ’30s Lincoln Perry, aka Stepin Fetchit, was both renowned and reviled for his surrealistic portrayals of the era’s most popular comic stereotype-the lazy, shiftless Negro. Perry was hailed by critic Robert Benchley as "the best actor that the talking movies have produced," and Mel Watkins’s meticulously researched and sensitive biography reveals the paradoxes of this pioneering actor’s life, from Perry’s tremendous popularity to his money troubles and rowdy offscreen antics. As later generations come to recognize Perry’s prodigious talent and achievements, in Stepin Fetchit, Mel Watkins brilliantly and definitively illuminates the life and times of a legendary figure in American entertainment.

    book cover Stepin Fetchit: The Life & Times of Lincoln Perry by Mel WatkinsMore books like Stepin Fetchit: The Life & Times of Lincoln Perry may be found by selecting the categories below:



    Subscribe