STEPIN FETCHIT Pensive pose of the first Black actor to receive featured billing in American films. Photograph inscribed and signed: " 1980/To/Stepin Fetchit/To Mr Gene Hunt/From Sept-8-80 ". In his later years (some sources list Fetchit's birth year as 1892), Fetchit often wrote incoherent inscriptions, such as this one. The first Black actor to receive featured billing in American films, he also composed and wrote the lyrics for the score of One More Spring (1935).Although his screen image is criticized for reinforcing negative stereotypes about Black Americans, Fetchit received a special Image Award from the Hollywood chapter of the NAACP in 1976, and he was elected to the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame two years later. Lightly creased at blank margins and corners, three file nicks at blank right edge. Minor surface creases, scratches and striations (most not evident head on). Pencil notes (unknown hand) and tape remnants on verso (no show through). See more material from these signers.
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