Donald Bogle

Donald Bogle is the author of the groundbreaking Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films, a classic study of Black movie images; as well as the acclaimed biography Dorothy Dandridge; the bestselling Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood; and Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television. Mr. Bogle’s newly updated Brown Sugar: Over 100 Years of America’s Black Female Superstars has been adapted for a highly successful four-part documentary series for PBS. He teaches at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in New York City.

Books Authored

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Donald Bogle’s new hybrid biography, Elizabeth and Michael: The Queen of Hollywood and The King of Pop—A Love Story, sort of sets up a web of lies in the first three words of its title.

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Good biographies accomplish two things.