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On Mon, 20 Jun 1994, priscilla stearns barlow wrote:
 
> Krin Gabbard at SUNY Stony Brook asked when blackface "ceased to be ... a sign
> of old-fashioned entertainment" and suggested that the 1951 Doris Day vehicle
> _I'll See You in My Dreams_ from (1951) was the last such instance.
>
> However, the "Minstrel Show" and "Mandy" number in 1954's _White (!!)
 Christmas_
> postdates that.
 
There's also "Torch Song" (1953) with Joan Crawford.  And in 1959, Jerry
Lewis remade "The Jazz Singer" for TV with clown make-up in lieu of
blackface (I swear this is true!).
 
                     |   "Up at dawn to greet the sun
    Shawn Levy       |    I've forgotten what a care or worry means.
 [log in to unmask] |    Head for home when day is done
                     |    With my pocket money jinglin' in my jeans."