Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Hollywood’s Misrepresentation of the Politics of Interracial Relationships in 1960s America

In this article Sarah Dunne analyses the 1967 film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? and critiques the unrealistic representation of racism and class politics in the struggle for interracial marriage equality in 1960s America.

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Sarah Dunne

Author Biography

Sarah Dunne is a first-year PhD student in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Sarah’s current research focuses on representations of gender roles and female sexuality in twentieth century US popular culture and visual media.  This essay formed part of Sarah’s MA in American Studies at the University of Nottingham.

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