Rowman & Littlefield Publishers might be releasing IN LIVING COLOR: A Cultural Historical past by acclaimed journalist & popular culture commentator Bernadette Giacomazzo on February 15, 2023. The guide, which has already obtained crucial acclaim, is a part of the writer’s Cultural Historical past of Tv sequence.
In Dwelling Colour: A Cultural Historical past celebrates the long-lasting present and its creators, whereas additionally offering a conscientious examination of the sketches themselves. Bernadette Giacomazzo reveals how the present efficiently tackled matters which might be nonetheless salient at present, from variety in Hollywood and office racism to mass incarceration and “blackfishing,” whereas different sketches haven’t aged fairly so properly. Giacomazzo additionally appears to be like at how the present helped break the careers of Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, and David Alan Grier, amongst others, and the way its most notorious sketches—equivalent to Hearth Marshall Invoice, Homey the Clown, East Hollywood Squares, and Males on Movie—helped form comedy within the twenty-first century.
“Giacomazzo (Swimming with Sharks) writes an intensive evaluation of what a monumental TV present In Dwelling Colour got here to characterize and the sociocultural background that performed a job in its shaping,” writes The Library Journal, who gave the guide a coveted starred assessment and named it one of many Best Books of the Month in December 2022. “[It is] a must-read guide on the historical past of a present that molded Black comedy sketches and brings collectively totally different threads of social consciousness, race, entrepreneurship, comedy, resilience, and bravado within the face of a world not used to seeing “in residing colour.”
Booklist.com additionally gave a starred assessment to In Dwelling Colour: A Cultural Historical past, writing that “Giacomazzo demonstrates how In Dwelling Colour’s legacy resonates a lot additional than the careers it launched. An incisive and rigorously researched take a look at how tv is created and consumed, significantly a present by Black creators for Black audiences, it is a worthy addition to any library’s media-studies collections.”
In Dwelling Colour: A Cultural Historical past might be pre-ordered on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Blackwell’s, and in every single place books are bought. Giacomazzo will observe In Dwelling Colour: A Cultural Historical past up with The Golden Women: A Cultural Historical past, which might be launched on August 15, 2023, on Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A Far Rockaway, NY-born editor, author, photographer, and publicist with greater than 20 years of prime bylines and cache within the leisure trade, NYC primarily based Bernadette Giacomazzo is at the moment the Senior search engine marketing Supervisor at Blavity, Inc., the place she has efficiently created — and executed — digital advertising and marketing campaigns for all of the manufacturers below the Black-owned firm’s umbrella.
As a journalist, Giacomazzo’s work has appeared in Individuals, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, The Los Angeles Instances, The New York Put up, and a whole lot extra digital and print publications. She has interviewed celebrities for the likes of The Supply and AltPress, has labored extensively with rappers like Kool G Rap and 50 Cent/G-Unit Data, and seems recurrently on reveals like TMZ Reside to share distinctive insights on newest superstar information and tendencies. Giacomazzo has additionally labored extensively within the movie & tv trade and is the writer of the dystopian fiction sequence The Rebellion Collection and a latest poetry chapbook, Aquarius Rising, obtainable now on Nightingale & Sparrow Press.
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