Theatre: Blackface Vacation

Over station WMAQ, Chicago, on the night of March 28, 1928, the nation first heard the radio blackface comic strip team of Amos and Andy. Amos (Freeman F. Gosden), the patient and long-suffering one, was discovered plaintively complaining about having to do all the work on their Georgia farm while dumb, blustering Andy (Charles J. Correll) loafed under a shade tree. Amos and Andy soon went north to Chicago to find work.

Five months after they introduced their feature as a sustaining program at $100 a week apiece, Impersonators Gosden and Correll signed...

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