For those who want to know what fed the rise of the 2016 OscarsSoWhite scandal listen to this podcast about the life and career of the late great Hattie McDaniel.
This podcast, the first 2017 Classic Hollywood MTC episode and the 7th of all the Classic Hollywood MTC episodes, will seek to explain the talent, the struggle, the unimaginable success and the ever present controversy that surrounds Ms McDaniel.
As Mammy the forthright maid of Scarlett O'Hara Ms McDaniel earned her place in Hollywood eternity, by becoming one of the great stars of the most expensive and successful film ever made Gone with the Wind. She also became in life and in death a symbol of the challenges faced by black actors and entertainers in Hollywood prior, duing and post Word War II.
The music in the podcast is called Tenderness and can be found on www.bensound.com
This episode along with all the podcasts on Classic Hollywood MTC can be found on ITunes, Stitcher, Tune-in, Spreaker.com, Castbox and Player FM.
Listen, enjoy and have a Happy New Year.