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The Butler

A Witness To History

By Wil author Haygood

From Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow Wil Haygood comes a mesmerizing inquiry into the life of Eugene Allen, the butler who ignited a nation's imagination and inspired a major motion picture: Lee Daniels' The Butler, the highly anticipated film that stars six Oscar winners, including Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey (honorary and nominee), Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Redgrave, and Robin Williams; as well as Oscar nominee Terrence Howard, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alex Pettyfer, Alan Rickman, and Liev Schreiber.

With a foreword by the Academy Award nominated director Lee Daniels, The Butler not only explores Allen's life and service to eight American Presidents, from Truman to Reagan, but also includes an essay, in the vein of James Baldwin’s jewel The Devil Finds Work, that explores the history of black images on celluloid and in Hollywood, and fifty-seven pictures of Eugene Allen, his family, the presidents he served, and the remarkable cast of the movie.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781476752990


Format: Book
Author: Haygood, Wil author
Title: The butler : a witness to history / Wil Haygood.
Publisher Date: New York : 37 Ink/Atria, 2013.
Subject: Allen, Eugene. Butlers -- United States -- Biography. African Americans -- Biography African Americans -- Segregation -- History -- 20th century. Presidents -- United States United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects
Isbn: 9781476752990
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 14
Call Number: B Allen
Oclc: 2013037781
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Bib Id: 451616

Format: Book
Author: Haygood, Wil author.
Title: The butler : a witness to history / Wil Haygood.
Edition: First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : 37 Ink/Atria, 2013.
Description: xii, 96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Subjects: Allen, Eugene.
Subjects: Butlers -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: African Americans -- Biography
Subjects: African Americans -- Segregation -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Presidents -- United States
Subjects: United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (page 79).
LCCN: bl2013037781
ISBN: 9781476752990
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Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 14
Call Number: B Allen