Original Typescript of Radio Show - "'The Amos 'N' Andy Show'; Tuesday, September 30, 1947; Piggy Bank Show, Volume #5, Script #1 (Revised)"

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Original typescript printed in black ink on beige paper. Stapled in upper-left corner. 8 1/2" x 11." Twenty pages, complete. Pages are very clean and intact overall. Slight age toning to pages. Occasional annotations in red-orange colored pencil on pages, possibly original holograph corrections. A closed tear measuring about 2 1/2" at the top of Page 1, only affecting the word, "September," in the date. A small rust mark from a paper clip in the upper-left margin on first and last pages. Slightly bumped corners. A Very Good copy. Typescript for one episode of the Amos 'n' Andy Show. This installment involves the eponymous Amos Jones and Andy Brown and their friend, George "Kingfish" Stevens, and his wife, Sapphire. Kingfish asks Amos and Andy to help him out of a sticky situation. Sapphire had wanted both of them to save money in a piggy bank, but Kingfish decided to take the money. Kingfish fears she will figure out the money is gone. The Amos 'n' Andy Show was a radio sitcom that aired from March 19, 1928-November 25, 1960. It was created by two actors, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll. The Amos 'n' Andy Shows was immensely popular in its time but has been criticized for its racist stereotypes of African Americans. The show's creators were white, and in its earlier years, Gosden and Correll voiced the two main African-American characters, Amos and Andy, respectively. However, beginning around the 1940s, African-American actors were introduced as part of the cast. Much of the humor of the sitcom was based in minstrelry and racial stereotypes, but Amos, Andy, and other African-American characters in the show were also depicted in dramatic situations. The Amos 'n' Andy Show has received both support and criticism from the African-American community with some lauding the show for its inclusion of black actors in later years and others arguing that the show perpetuated racist depictions of black people.