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Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas (1931-1980)African American child actor that played the character of Buckwheat in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) short films from 1934 until the series’ end in 1944. Although the character he played was often the subject of controversy in later years for containing elements of the “pickaninny” stereotype, Thomas always defended his work in the series, pointing out that Buckwheat and the rest of the black Our Gang kids were treated as equals to the white kids in the series. He was a native of Los Angeles, California.———————————————————————————————-“Black History Album…The Way We Were” on Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook.

Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas (1931-1980)African American child actor that played the character of Buckwheat in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) short films from 1934 until the series’ end in 1944. Although the character he played was often the subject of controversy in later years for containing elements of the “pickaninny” stereotype, Thomas always defended his work in the series, pointing out that Buckwheat and the rest of the black Our Gang kids were treated as equals to the white kids in the series. He was a native of Los Angeles, California.———————————————————————————————-“Black History Album…The Way We Were” on Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook.

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Dracula’s Commuter Pick Up, art by Thornton Utz, Halloweenization by Yours Truly.  Detail from September 15, 1956 Saturday Evening Post cover.

Dracula’s Commuter Pick Up, art by Thornton Utz, Halloweenization by Yours Truly.  Detail from September 15, 1956 Saturday Evening Post cover.

Via Square America

Via Square America

Kittyinva: 1917 c. Mauzan postcard of two girls.

Kittyinva: 1917 c. Mauzan postcard of two girls.

Halloween in the Jazz Age - A Southern California Halloween Party, 1928. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Halloween in the Jazz Age - A Southern California Halloween Party, 1928. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

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Reading Sheet Music by Cole Porter Nobody’s Chasing Me.

Reading Sheet Music by Cole Porter Nobody’s Chasing Me.