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ISBN 13: 9780786420292
Total Pages : 400 pages
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Read and Download Edwin M. Bradley book The First Hollywood Musicals in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe First Hollywood Musicals. This book was released on 2004-08-11 with total page 400 pages. Book excerpt: As Hollywood entered the sound era, it was rightly determined that the same public fascinated by the novelty of the talkie would be dazzled by the spectacle of a song and dance film. In 1929 and 1930, film musicals became the industry's most lucrative genre--until the greedy studios almost killed the genre by glutting the market with too many films that looked and sounded like clones of each other. From the classy movies such as Sunnyside Up and Hallelujah! to failures such as The Lottery Bride and Howdy Broadway, this filmography details 171 early Hollywood musicals. Arranged by subgenre (backstagers, operettas, college films, and stage-derived musical comedies), the entries include studio, release date, cast and credits, running time, a complete song list, any recordings spawned by the film, Academy Award nominations and winners, and availability on video or laserdisc. These data are followed by a plot synopsis, including analysis of the film's place in the genre's history. Includes over 90 photographs.

Download Unsung Hollywood Musicals of the Golden Era PDF

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ISBN 13: 1476624003
Total Pages : 236 pages
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Read and Download Edwin M. Bradley book Unsung Hollywood Musicals of the Golden Era in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUnsung Hollywood Musicals of the Golden Era. This book was released on 2016-02-29 with total page 236 pages. Book excerpt: The most memorable Hollywood musicals of 1930s showcased the talents of stars like Fred Astaire, Jeanette MacDonald, Bing Crosby and Alice Faye. The less memorable ones didn't. This book takes a look at the unsung songfests of the '30s--secondary or forgotten features with short-lived or unlikely stars from major studios and Poverty Row. Through analysis of films such as Lord Byron of Broadway (1930), Shoot the Works (1934), Bottoms Up (1934), Moonlight and Pretzels (1933) and The Music Goes 'Round (1936), the author profiles such performers as Dorothy Dell, Lee Dixon, Peggy Fears, Lawrence Gray, Joe Morrison and the mother-daughter team of Myrt and Marge. Behind-the-scenes figures are discussed, like the infamously profligate producer Lou Brock, whose flops Down to Their Last Yacht (1934) and Top of the Town (1937) cost him his career. Filmographies and production information are included, with background on key participants.

Download Hollywood Musicals You Missed PDF

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ISBN 13: 1476639930
Total Pages : 306 pages
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Read and Download Edwin M. Bradley book Hollywood Musicals You Missed in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THollywood Musicals You Missed. This book was released on 2020-06-05 with total page 306 pages. Book excerpt: Pre-World War II Hollywood musicals weren't only about Astaire and Rogers, Mickey and Judy, Busby Berkeley, Bing Crosby, or Shirley Temple. The early musical developed through tangents that reflected larger trends in film and American culture at large. Here is a survey of select titles with a variety of influences: outsized songwriter personalities, hubbub over "hillbilly" and cowboy stereotypes, the emergence of swing, and the brief parade of opera stars to celluloid. Featured movies range from the smash hit Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938), to obscurities such as Are You There? (1930) and Swing, Sister, Swing (1938), to the high-grossing but now forgotten Mountain Music (1937), and It's Great to Be Alive (1933), a zesty pre-Code musical/science-fiction/comedy mishmash. Also included are some of the not-so-memorable pictures made by some of the decade's greatest musical stars.

Download Hollywood Musicals Nominated for Best Picture PDF

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ISBN 13: 1476611572
Total Pages : 384 pages
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Read and Download Frederick G. Vogel book Hollywood Musicals Nominated for Best Picture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THollywood Musicals Nominated for Best Picture. This book was released on 2015-09-02 with total page 384 pages. Book excerpt: Only one year after the presentation of the first Academy Awards on May 16, 1929, two musicals joined the select group of five films nominated for Best Picture. One, The Broadway Melody, won the award, and since then, 37 additional musicals have received Best Picture nominations. Of those, nine have won the award. This book covers all 39 Hollywood musicals nominated for Best Picture. It explains why each film was nominated and why the winners won, points out the influences that guided the productions, and discusses these films’ influences on succeeding films. Plot descriptions are provided, along with facts about the acting, direction, choreography, and orchestration; complete cast and production credits; and comments from critics.

Download Hollywood Musicals Year by Year PDF

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Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
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ISBN 13: 9780634007651
Total Pages : 392 pages
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Read and Download Stanley Green book Hollywood Musicals Year by Year in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THollywood Musicals Year by Year. This book was released on 1999 with total page 392 pages. Book excerpt: A chronologically arranged reference book on the Hollywood musical, with each entry including pertinent facts about a film and a brief essay about the plot and production. Includes hundreds of black & white stills.

Download The First Hollywood Sound Shorts, 1926-1931 PDF

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Total Pages : 551 pages
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Read and Download Edwin M. Bradley book The First Hollywood Sound Shorts, 1926-1931 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe First Hollywood Sound Shorts, 1926-1931. This book was released on 2005-04-26 with total page 551 pages. Book excerpt: This study of early sound shorts begins with an explanation of the development of sound motion pictures in Hollywood by such influential companies as Warner Bros and Fox, with an emphasis on short subjects.

Download The Complete Book of 1930s Broadway Musicals PDF

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ISBN 13: 1538102773
Total Pages : 712 pages
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Read and Download Dan Dietz book The Complete Book of 1930s Broadway Musicals in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Complete Book of 1930s Broadway Musicals. This book was released on 2018-03-29 with total page 712 pages. Book excerpt: Despite the stock market crash of October 1929, thousands of theatregoers still flocked to the Great White Way throughout the country’s darkest years. In keeping with the Depression and the events leading up to World War II, 1930s Broadway was distinguished by numerous political revues and musicals, including three by George Gershwin (Strike Up the Band, Of Thee I Sing, and Let ’Em Eat Cake). The decade also saw the last musicals by Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Vincent Youmans; found Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in full flower; and introduced both Kurt Weill and Harold Arlen’s music to Broadway. In The Complete Book of 1930s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines in detail every musical that opened on Broadway from 1930 through 1939. This book discusses the era’s major successes, notorious failures, and musicals that closed during their pre-Broadway tryouts. It includes such shows as Anything Goes, As Thousands Cheer, Babes in Arms, The Boys from Syracuse, The Cradle Will Rock, The Green Pastures, Hellzapoppin, Hot Mikado, Porgy and Bess, Roberta, and various editions of Ziegfeld Follies. Each entry contains the following information: Plot summary Cast members Names of all important personnel, including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors Opening and closing dates Number of performances Critical commentary Musical numbers and the performers who introduced the songs Production data, including information about tryouts Source material Details about London and other foreign productions Besides separate entries for each production, the book offers numerous appendixes, including a discography, filmography, and list of published scripts, as well as lists of black-themed and Jewish-themed productions. This comprehensive book contains a wealth of information and provides a comprehensive view of each show. The Complete Book of 1930s Broadway Musicals will be of use to scholars, historians, and casual fans of one of the greatest decades in musical theatre history.

Download Hollywood Musicals, the Film Reader PDF

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 13: 9780415235594
Total Pages : 226 pages
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Read and Download Professor Emeritus of Film Steven Cohan book Hollywood Musicals, the Film Reader in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THollywood Musicals, the Film Reader. This book was released on 2002 with total page 226 pages. Book excerpt: This book explores one of the most popular genres in film history. Combining classic and recent articles, each section explores a central issue of the musical, including: the musical's significance as a genre; the musical's own particular representation of sexual difference; the idea of camp, both through stars such as Judy Garland and Carmen Miranda and musicals themselves; and the displacement of race in Hollywood's representations of entertainment. Each section features an editor's introduction setting debates in context.

Download The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations PDF

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ISBN 13: 019005154X
Total Pages : 624 pages
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Read and Download Dominic McHugh book The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations. This book was released on 2019-06-14 with total page 624 pages. Book excerpt: Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited the musical in particular, since the heightened experience of song and dance drew attention to the novelty of the technological development. Until the near-collapse of the genre in the 1960s, the film musical enjoyed around thirty years of development, as landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Singin' in the Rain, and Gigi showed the exciting possibilities of putting musicals on the silver screen. The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including not only favorites such as Annie and Kiss Me, Kate but also some of the lesser-known titles like Li'l Abner and Roberta and problematic adaptations such as Carousel and Paint Your Wagon. Together, the chapters incite lively debates about the process of adapting Broadway for the big screen and provide models for future studies.

Download A History of Movie Musicals PDF

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Download When Broadway Went to Hollywood PDF

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ISBN 13: 0199395411
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download Ethan Mordden book When Broadway Went to Hollywood in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWhen Broadway Went to Hollywood. This book was released on 2016-11-01 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: When films like The Jazz Singer started to integrate synchronized music, in the late 1920s many ambitious songwriting pioneers of the Great White Way - George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart, among many others - were enticed westward by Hollywood studios' promises of national exposure and top dollar success. But what happened when writers native to the business of Broadway ran into the very different business of Hollywood? Their movies had their producer despots, their stacking of writing teams on a single project, their use of five or six songs per story where Broadway fit in a dozen, and it seemed as if everyone in Hollywood was uncomfortable with characters bursting into song on the street, in your living room, or in "a cottage small by a waterfall." Did the movies give theater writers a chance to expand their art, or did mass marketing ruin the musical's quintessential charm? Is it possible to trace the history of the musical through both stage and screen manifestations, or did Broadway and Hollywood give rise to two wholly irreconcilable art forms? And, finally, did any New York writer or writing team create a film musical as enthralling and timeless as their work for the stage? In When Broadway Went to Hollywood, writer and celebrated steward of musical theatre Ethan Mordden directs his unmistakable wit and whimsy to these challenging questions and more, charting the volatile and galvanizing influence of Broadway on Hollywood (and vice versa) throughout the twentieth century. Along the way, he takes us behind the scenes of the great Hollywood musicals you've seen and loved (The Wizard of Oz, Gigi, The Sound of Music, Chicago, West Side Story, The Music Man, Grease) as well as some of the outrageous flops you probably haven't. The first book to tell the story of how Broadway affected the Hollywood musical, When Broadway Goes to Hollywood is sure to thrill theatre buffs and movie lovers alike.

Download Through the Screen Door PDF

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 13: 9780810850187
Total Pages : 311 pages
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Read and Download Thomas S. Hischak book Through the Screen Door in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThrough the Screen Door. This book was released on 2004 with total page 311 pages. Book excerpt: This book is about the transition that musicals went through when they traveled from the stage to the screen. While the approach is critical, the style is readable and yields fascinating knowledge on the many things that did and didn't happen as theatre and film have merged throughout the past century.Hischak'sanalysis covers productions from The Desert Song (1927), to Chicago (2002).

Download History of Movie Musicals PDF

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Publisher : Hamlyn
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ISBN 13: 9780861241873
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Thomas G. Aylesworth book History of Movie Musicals in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THistory of Movie Musicals. This book was released on 1984 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt:

Download Saying It With Songs PDF

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ISBN 13: 0199844151
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Katherine Spring book Saying It With Songs in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSaying It With Songs. This book was released on 2013-10-03 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: Hollywood's conversion from silent to synchronized sound film production not only instigated the convergence of the film and music industries but also gave rise to an extraordinary period of songs in American cinema. Saying It With Songs considers how the increasing interdependence of Hollywood studios and Tin Pan Alley music publishing firms influenced the commercial and narrative functions of popular songs. While most scholarship on film music of the period focuses on adaptations of Broadway musicals, this book examines the functions of songs in a variety of non-musical genres, including melodramas, romantic comedies, Westerns, prison dramas, and action-adventure films, and shows how filmmakers tested and refined their approach to songs in order to reconcile the spectacle of song performance, the classical norms of storytelling, and the conventions of background orchestral scoring from the period of silent cinema. Written for film and music scholars alike as well as for general readers, Saying It With Songs illuminates the origins of the popular song score aesthetic of American cinema.

Download The Sound of Musicals PDF

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ISBN 13: 1839020601
Total Pages : 232 pages
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Read and Download Steven Cohan book The Sound of Musicals in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Sound of Musicals. This book was released on 2019-07-25 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: Despite having had its obituary written many times, the movie musical remains a flourishing twenty-first century form, and as this volume demonstrates, one that exists far beyond the confines of Broadway and Hollywood. The Sound of Musicals examines the films, stars, issues and traditions of the genre from the 1930s to the present day. Featuring sixteen original essays by leading international scholars, this illuminating collection addresses the complex history and global variety of the movie musical, and considers the delight and passionate engagement that musicals continue to inspire in audiences around the world. The contributors address key issues for understanding the movie musical: questions of genre and generic traditions; questions of history, bringing fresh perspectives to a consideration of Classical Hollywood musicals; and the musical beyond Hollywood, looking at alternatives to the Hollywood model from the 'New Hollywood' and American independent cinema to Bollywood and other national musical traditions. Individual chapters consider key musical stars such as Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews and Barbra Streisand; film-makers including Robert Altman and Christophe Honoré, and classic musicals such as South Pacific (1958) and Hairspray (1988). In his introduction to the volume, Steven Cohan addresses the significance and enduring appeal of this multi-faceted genre, and considers its recent renaissance with movies such as the High School Musical franchise, and the success of the television series Glee.

Download The Musical PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1135848076
Total Pages : 336 pages
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Read and Download William Everett book The Musical in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Musical. This book was released on 2011-06-02 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: The musical, whether on stage or screen, is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable musical genres, yet one of the most perplexing. What are its defining features? How does it negotiate multiple socio-cultural-economic spaces? Is it a popular tradition? Is it a commercial enterprise? Is it a sophisticated cultural product and signifier? This research guide includes more than 1,400 annotated entries related to the genre as it appears on stage and screen. It includes reference works, monographs, articles, anthologies, and websites related to the musical. Separate sections are devoted to sub-genres (such as operetta and megamusical), non-English language musical genres in the U.S., traditions outside the U.S., individual shows, creators, performers, and performance. The second edition reflects the notable increase in musical theater scholarship since 2000. In addition to printed materials, it includes multimedia and electronic resources.

Download American Musical Theatre PDF

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Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
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ISBN 13: 9780199729708
Total Pages : 1017 pages
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Read and Download Gerald Martin Bordman book American Musical Theatre in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmerican Musical Theatre. This book was released on 2010 with total page 1017 pages. Book excerpt: Covers more than 250 years of musical theatre in the United States, from a 1735 South Carolina production of Flora to The Addams Family in 2010.