WorldCat Identities

Childress, Alvin -1986

Overview
Works: 214 works in 322 publications in 1 language and 739 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PN1991.8.A35, 791.44
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The Amos 'n' Andy show ( Visual )
65 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown, two Harlem black men trying to make it in Harlem. Their lives are complicated by the schemes of the Kingfish
The Amos 'n Andy show ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of Amos Jones, Andy Brown and a loveable con man called The Kingfish
Amos and Andy anatomy of a controversy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes a fond look at the controversial radio and television show and attempts to determine if the series was a positive first step for Blacks into the world of entertainment or not and examines the events that led to the show's expulsion from the airwaves in 1966 after complaints from civil rights activists. Highlighted with rare clips of radio show creators Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, and hilarious clips from the Amos n' Andy TV series. Commentary by Alvin Childress, Ernestine Wade, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Redd Foxx, Marla Gibbs, and Henry Lee Moon
Amos 'n Andy anatomy of a controversy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Kirby takes a fond look at the controversial radio and television show and examines the events that led to the show's expulsiuon from the airwaves in 1966. Highlighted with rare clips of radio show creators Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, and hilarious clips from the Amos n' Andy TV series. Offers comments by Reverend Jesse Jackson, Redd Foxx, Marla Gibbs and others
The Amos 'n Andy show ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of Amos Jones, Andy Brown and a loveable con man called The Kingfish
Getting Momma married ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1954 and 1991 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The only two part episode in the series complete on one tape. The Kingfish tries to get his mother-in-law married
The Amos 'n Andy show ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Amos 'n Andy show achieved notoriety in the 1950's as a hilarious comedy. While stylized, as comedy often is, it was this very style along with superb acting that characterized each episode. It chronicles the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown, two Harlem black men trying to make it in Harlem
Amos 'n Andy, vol. 2 Andy buys a house, The Happy Stevens ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Andy buys a house: Once again, the Kingfish proves he is a genius at conning Andy as he sells him a house on condemned property. The Happy Stevens: When it comes to picking out a morning radio show it's strictly a battle zone in the Stevens' house. Who will win ... the Kingfish or Sapphire ...?
Amos 'n Andy. Getting momma married ( Visual )
in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sapphire's insistance that her Momma live with her and the Kingfish sets the Kingfish into action
Amos 'n Andy. Seeing is believing [and] Eyeglasses ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Seeing is believing) Sapphire fakes a romance when she erroneously believes that the Kingfish is two-timing her. (Eyeglasses) After judge suspends Andy's driving license until he has eyeglasses, the Kingfish develops a scheme to buy Andy's car cheaply
Superfine brushes ; and, Ballet tickets ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amos 'n Andy. the Boarder [and] Viva La France ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(The Boarder) Eating and singing endlessly are enough to drive any man from his home. And the Kingfish fights back. (Viva La France) Confusion develops when Andy falls in love with a French girl and asks her to marry him. The girl's mother, however, hears this proposal differently ... for her
Amos 'n Andy. Ready made family [and] The Convention ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Ready made family) When rich Uncle Clarence visits the Kingfish's "child", whom he gifted $500, the Kingfish has to become father with child. (The Convention) At the "Mystic Knights of the Sea" convention the Kingfish is swindled out of his money, and he tries to duck out of his hotel bill
Amos 'n Andy. Leroy lends a hand [and] Call Lehigh 4-9900 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Leroy lends a hand) While the Kingfish may be the consumate car salesman, Leroy, his brother-in-law, sells a customer's car by mistake. (Call Lehigh 4-9900) The Kingfish is the victim? Sapphire thinks the worst after she finds her man involved with a club for lonely hearts
The Robbery ; and, Sapphire's turkeys ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "The Robbery," Kingfish and Andy are taking pictures in front of a jewelry store when it's held up. Thinking they have the robber's photo on their film, the Kingfish tries to cheat Andy out of his share of the $1,000 reward -- In "Sapphire's turkeys, " Sapphire's Woman's Club decides to hold a turkey dinner and the Kingfish is sure he can get the turkeys cheaper
Amos 'n Andy. Vol. 4 the Winslow woman [and] The Broken clock ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(The Winslow woman) Kingfish gets Andy in trouble as he connects him with a wealthy widow. Object ... matrimony. (The Broken clock) The FBI is after Andy and the Kingfish who have been accidentally given a super-secret altimeter as a replacement for a faulty clock that they had returned to the factory
Amos 'n Andy. the Birthday card [and] Relatives ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(The Birthday card) Among the Kingfish's birthday cards is one laced with great affections. Sapphire, however, knows nothing about it. (Relatives) Momma is involving herself between the Kingfish and Sapphire again; can a court order stop this woman?
Amos 'n Andy. Arabia [and] Andy plays Santa Claus ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Arabia) Back rent forces the Kingfish to shanghai his friend Andy for a finder's fee. The finder finds however how just life can be. (Andy plays Santa Claus) In a warm portrayal Andy employs as a Santa and earns the extra money to buy his godchild a special gift
Amos 'n Andy. the Gun [and] The Turkey dinner ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(The Gun) The Kingfish decides to sell the gun he finds in a purse he bought for Sapphire. Unfortunately, the pawn shop owner sees the Kingfish as a thug. (The Turkey dinner) When the Kingfish persuades Sapphire to allow him to buy the Thanksgiving turkey, all sorts of surprises develop
The broken clock ; and, Battling relatives ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The broken clock." The Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge awards the Kingfish, for 20 years of service as president, a broken clock. Trying to have it repaired, the Kingfish and Andy wind up with a top secret altimeter and are accused of sabotage. "Battling relatives." After a battle-royale with Sapphire, her big fat Mama moves in, followed by brother-in-law Leroy. George goes to court to insure dmoestic tranquility
 
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Alternative Names
Childress, Alvin, d. 1986
Languages
English (115)