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Moms Mabley

(DVD - 2014?)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Jackie "Moms" Mabley was an African-American stand-up comic and showbiz pioneer who emerged from the Chitlin' Circuit of African-American Vaudeville to become a mainstream star on the stage and TV. Mabley pushed the boundaries of comedy by tackling topics such as gender, sex, and racism, making her one of the first taboo-pushing comedians on the comedy circuit. Once billed as "The Funniest Woman in the World", she performed up until her death in 1975. Whoopi Goldberg directs and appears.
Title: Moms Mabley
[videorecording]
Published: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified], , [2014?]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (72 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
Notes: Title from container.
Summary: Jackie "Moms" Mabley was an African-American stand-up comic and showbiz pioneer who emerged from the Chitlin' Circuit of African-American Vaudeville to become a mainstream star on the stage and TV. Mabley pushed the boundaries of comedy by tackling topics such as gender, sex, and racism, making her one of the first taboo-pushing comedians on the comedy circuit. Once billed as "The Funniest Woman in the World", she performed up until her death in 1975. Whoopi Goldberg directs and appears.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Mabley, Moms
Goldberg, Whoopi 1955-
Home Box Office (Firm)
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.7028 MOM
Statement of Responsibility: HBO Documentary Films ; directed by Whoopi Goldberg
Distributor: New York, NY :, HBO Home Box Office
Performers: Host, Whoopi Goldberg ; performer, Moms Mabley.
System Details: DVD, region 1, 16:9 aspect ratio, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Other Language: Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: African American wit and humor History and criticism Video recordings. Mabley, Moms Performances Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Comedy films.
Nonfiction films.
Topical Term: African American wit and humor
Publisher No: 1000454404
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Aug 22, 2014
  • AnaVic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

GREAT DOCUMENTARY!!! I did not know about Moms Mabley & it was so great to see, very informative.

~!~ the MOM of Lenny Bruce ~!~

Leonard Alfred Schneider, better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist.

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Jun 21, 2014
  • Mr_Pear rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie about a great person who lived an extraordinary life. It was fun to learn how Moms inspired all of the different comedians and entertainers that they interviewed and how she impacted the way we think and talk about race and oppression. I recommend this to anyone interested in civil rights, social justice, or the history of stand-up.

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