It feels like I am just too close to love you, Amy. Back to Black. Performing in blackface make-up was a theatrical convention of many entertainers at the beginning of the 20th century. Blackface make-up is having its origin in the minstrel show. Working behind a blackface mask gave the performer “a sense of freedom and … Doorgaan met het lezen van Amy Winehouse: Why do we like so much Amy?