Ron Hagell – Rose-Marie: A Hollywood Operetta

25 March 2009

ronhagellIn 1936 the screen sweethearts Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy performed ‘The Indian Love Call’ in this example of Hollywood’s saccharine representation of ‘the other’ as dangerous and untrustworthy. Living outside government authority and the mainstream Anglo-Canadian population, characterized by darker skin and thick accents, the indigenous Metis are perfect targets for the treatment that ostracized other Native Americans, the Vietnamese and the Iraqis.

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