Donald Bogle is one of the foremost authorities on African Americans in film and the arts. He is the author of the classic "Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films, " which is published by Continuum. His best-selling "Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black ""Hollywood" received the Hurston/Wright Finalist Legacy Award in Non-fiction. His other books include the critically acclaimed "Dorothy Dandridge: A Biography; Blacks in American Films and Television: An Illustrated Encyclopedia;" and "Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television." He has appeared on such television programs as "Entertainment Tonight; Today; Good Morning, America;" and "Nightline;" and has served as a commentator on such documentaries as Spike Lee's "Jim Brown: All-American, "American Movie Classics' "Small Steps . . . Big Strides, " and TV Land's three-part series on African Americans on television. He also co-hosted Turner Classic Movies' award-winning series "Race and ""Hollywood"." "The first edition of the present book, "Brown Sugar, " covered eighty years of America's black female superstars, and was turned into the highly successful four-part PBS documentary series by Mr. Bogle.