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At 23:09 -0600 06/1/98, Barbara Bernstein wrote:
>The "Mandy" number in "White Christmas" (15
>years later, and no blackface) is a much-degraded tribute to minstrel forms
>(the song's bridge is all about "Mr. Bones.")
 
This just reminded me -- and I don't think it's been mentioned yet -- of
the "Lincoln's Birthday" sketch in "Holiday Inn," with both Fred and Bing
in blackface...
 
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New York University
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