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Stepin Fetchit First Black Movie Star by Mel Watkins

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux .
Written in English


  • Biography & Autobiography / General

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10751365M
ISBN 100374269858
ISBN 109780374269852

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