TA.TV: Blackface- “Cotton and Chick Watts” (1951)

Even by minstrel show standards, Cotton Watts was far more extreme and offensive than most blackface comedians of his time. This clip includes the classic “Lion Tamer” bit and an excellent dance routine in “slap shoes.” This is a clip from “Yes Sir, Mr. Bones” (1951). Read about the history of blackface and minstrel shows […]