Kathleen Fitzpatrick mentions--
> 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...
Actually, it's Bing and Virginia Dale.  The premise is that Bing is
trying to "hide" her from being stolen away by Fred--about as
emabarrassing a number as you can find, overall.  It's been suggested
that shots of Louise Beavers (who plays the housekeeper at the Inn) and
her two little children were edited out of prints shown in the South.
Don Larsson
Donald Larsson, Mankato State U (MN)
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