Hollywood musicals year by year

1995 to 2001
Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation,Elaine Schmidt
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
Category: Music
Page: 199
View: 3087
Our latest, completely updated volume in this popular series features 29 songs from recent big-screen musicals ranging from Mr. Holland's Opus to Moulin Rouge. Songs include: Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) * Carnival of the Animals * Cole's Song * Colors of the Wind * Come What May * Friends Never Say Goodbye * Go the Distance * God Help the Outcasts * I Believe in You and Me * My Funny Friend and Me * One Day I'll Fly Away * Reflection * Social Club Buena Vista * Someday * Step by Step * Two Worlds * When She Loved Me * When You Believe * You'll Be in My Heart * You've Got a Friend in Me * and more!

Hollywood Musicals Year by Year

Author: Stanley Green
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634007651
Category: Music
Page: 392
View: 3432
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.

Hollywood Musicals Year by Year

1940 to 1948
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Category: Music
Page: 150
View: 335
Great songs from the famous 1940's musicals such as Fantasia, Birth of the Blues, Holiday Inn, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Meet Me in St. Louis, Going My Way, and more. 33 songs, including: Be a Clown * Happy Holiday * In the Still of the Night * The Lady Is a Tramp * Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis * St. Louis Blues * Yankee Doodle Boy (a/k/a I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy) * and more.

The Musical

A Research and Information Guide
Author: William Everett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135947392
Category: Music
Page: 248
View: 9840
First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New York City and the Hollywood Musical

Dancing in the Streets
Author: Martha Shearer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137569379
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
View: 5062
In examining the relationship between the spectacular, iconic and vibrant New York of the musical and the off-screen history and geography of the real city—this book explores how the city shaped the genre and equally how the genre shaped representations of the city. Shearer argues that while the musical was for many years a prime vehicle for the idealization of urban density, the transformation New York underwent after World War II constituted a major challenge to its representation. Including analysis of 42nd Street, Swing Time, Cover Girl, On the Town, The Band Wagon, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story and many other classic and little-known musicals—this book is an innovative study of the relationship between cinema and urban space.

Class Act

The Jazz Life of Choreographer Cholly Atkins
Author: Cholly Atkins,Jacqui Malone
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231504128
Category: Music
Page: 280
View: 1824
Cholly Atkins's career has spanned an extraordinary era of American dance. He began performing during Prohibition and continued his apprenticeship in vaudeville, in nightclubs, and in the army during World War II. With his partner, Honi Coles, Cholly toured the country, performing with such jazz masters as Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and Count Basie. As tap reached a nadir in the fifties, Cholly created the new specialization of "vocal choreography," teaching rhythm-and-blues singers how to perform their music by adding rhythmical dance steps drawn from twentieth-century American dance, from the Charleston to rhythm tap. For the burgeoning Motown record label, Cholly taught such artists as the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and Marvin Gaye to command the stage in ways that would enhance their performances and "sell" their songs. Class Act tells of Cholly's boyhood and coming of age, his entry into the dance world of New York City, his performing triumphs and personal tragedies, and the career transformations that won him gold records and a Tony for choreographing Black and Blue on Broadway. Chronicling the rise, near demise, and rediscovery of tap dancing, the book is both an engaging biography and a rich cultural history.

Movies as Politics

Author: Jonathan Rosenbaum
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520918108
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 350
View: 4579
In this new collection of reviews and essays, Jonathan Rosenbaum focuses on the political and social dynamics of the contemporary movie scene. Rosenbaum, widely regarded as the most gifted contemporary American commentator on the cinema, explores the many links between film and our ideological identities as individuals and as a society. Readers will find revealing examinations of, for example, racial stereotyping in the debates surrounding Do the Right Thing, key films from Africa, China, Japan, and Taiwan, Hollywood musicals and French serials, and the cultural amnesia accompanying cinematic treatments of the Russian Revolution, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War. From Schindler's List, Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Piano, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective to the maverick careers of Orson Welles, Jacques Tati, Nicholas Ray, Chantal Akerman, Todd Haynes, and Andrei Tarkovsky, Rosenbaum offers a polemically pointed survey that makes clear the high stakes involved in every aspect of filmmaking and filmgoing.

The First Hollywood Musicals

A Critical Filmography of 171 Features, 1927 through 1932
Author: Edwin M. Bradley
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786420292
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 400
View: 6290
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.

¡Buen día, buenas noches!

Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
ISBN: 0525566899
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
View: 4353
Del creador y protagonista de Hamilton, y con hermosas ilustraciones de Jonny Sun, nos llega un libro de afirmaciones para inspirar a sus lectores al comienzo y final de cada día. ¡Buenos días! ¡Buenos días! ¡Hoy nos vamos a equivocar! ¡En el lío de nuestras vidas, encontremos lo que vale la pena salvar! Antes de conmover al mundo entero con Hamilton y de ser catapultado a la fama internacional, Lin-Manuel Miranda inspiraba a sus seguidores de Twitter con palabras de ánimo al comienzo y final de cada día. El autor escribió estos originales refranes, aforismos y poemas tanto para él mismo como para los demás. Pero a medida en que su público crecía, estos mensajes fueron tomando vida propia. En este libro, Miranda ha reunido lo mejor de sus saludos diarios en una hermosa colección ilustrada por el aclamado artista (también popular en Twitter) Jonny Sun. Lleno de consuelo y motivación, ¡Buen día, Buenas noches! es esencial para cualquier persona que necesite levantar su ánimo.

Hollywood Movie Musicals

Author: John Howard Reid
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411697626
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
View: 7999
When most people think of movie musicals, films like "Singin' in the Rain", "Sound of Music", "The Red Shoes", "On the Town", "White Christmas", "Ziegfeld Follies", "Top Hat", "Funny Face" and "Funny Girl" immediately come to mind. Such films are included in this book, as are many of the works of major stars, including Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Betty Grable, Shirley Temple, Julie Andrews, Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball, Alice Faye, Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Nelson Eddy, Doris Day, Dick Powell, Betty Hutton, Eleanor Powell, and Al Jolson. But attention is also drawn to less lavishly produced but very pleasant musical offerings from both major and minor studios (including perhaps the finest "B" musical ever made). In all, 125 pictures are reviewed and detailed with full cast and technical credits, plus songs and musical numbers, awards, release dates and other essential background information.

El maravilloso Mago de Oz

Author: Lyman Frank Baum
Publisher: Ediciones Brontes
ISBN: 8416827370
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 160
View: 7220
El maravilloso Mago de Oz es una obra del norteamericano Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919), autor poco conocido en nuestros lares, pero sí popularizada la obra por la película estrenada en 1939 con el título El mago de Oz y protagonizada por Judy Garland y Mickey Rooney. Tanto una como la otra son una odisea fortuita en busca del famoso Mago y un regreso a casa tras lograr los objetivos. Al primer libro le seguirían trece más desde 1907 con notable éxito a semejanza de lo ocurrido con Harry Potter (protagonizada por un mago) de la inglesa J. K. Rowling.

American History in Song

Lyrics From 1900 to 1945
Author: Diane Holloway
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469704536
Category: Music
Page: 504
View: 9227
Songwriters dramatically captured the details of how Americans lived, thought and changed in the first half of the twentieth century. This book examines 1033 songs about WWI and WWII wars, presidents, Women’s Suffrage, Prohibition, the Great Depression, immigration, minority stereotypes, new modes of transportation, inventions, and the changing roles of men and women. America invited immigrants and went to war to ensure democracy but within its borders, lyrics display intolerant attitudes toward women, blacks, and ethnic groups. Songs covered labor strikes, communism, lynchings, women voting and working, love, sex, airships, radio, telephones, the lure of movies and new movie star role models, drugs, smoking, and the atom bomb.History books cannot match the humor, poignancy, poetry and thrill of lyrics in describing the essence of American life as we moved from a rural white male dominated society toward an urban democracy that finally included women and minorities.

Querido Evan Hansen (Edición mexicana)

Author: Val Emmich
Publisher: Destino Infantil & Juvenil México
ISBN: 6070759397
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 3479
Evan Hansen creía varias cosas: Que jamás superaría sus ataques de ansiedad. Que a nadie le importarían sus problemas. Que nunca lograría conectar con alguien. Que siempre se sentiría vacío, excluido y decepcionado. Que a la gente solo le importa aparentar en las redes sociales. Se equivocaba en todas. Todo empezó con una carta que salió del corazón y cayó en manos erróneas... para acabar en una auténtica revolución por un mundo más amable. Ahora, Evan tiene la oportunidad más importante de su vida: no solo de ser reconocido, sino de decir lo que importa, crear vínculos, dejar huella... e incluso entender ese curioso fenómeno llamado amor.


year by year, 1894-2000
Author: Robyn Karney
Publisher: D K Ink
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 975
View: 6061
From the birth of the film industry to its place in the new century, the world of show business is covered in this comprehensive volume -- an invaluable reference for any movie buff. Newly revised and up-to-date to include 1999 Oscar winners, this year-by -year history of the movies used material from films, promotional posters, newspaper reports, feature articles and a comprehensive dateline index to chronicle all the major developments in an industry that has come to dominate the world of entertainment -- as well as everyday life.

The Hollywood Film Musical

Author: Barry Keith Grant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405182539
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 182
View: 5973
'The Hollywood Film Musical' examines the cross-fertilisation between the genre and the popular music industry, tracing the function of this relationship in aesthetic, ideological and industrial terms, and outlining the influence of minstrel shows, vaudeville, the Broadway stage, the recording industry, and stardom.

Changed for Good

A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical
Author: Stacy Wolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831238
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 8938
From Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" to Nina in "In the Heights" and Elphaba in "Wicked," female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. In this lively book, Stacy Wolf illuminates the women of American musical theatre - performers, creators, and characters -- from the start of the cold war to the present day, creating a new, feminist history of the genre. Moving from decade to decade, Wolf first highlights the assumptions that circulated about gender and sexuality at the time. She then looks at the leading musicals to stress the key aspects of the plays as they relate to women, and often finds overlooked moments of empowerment for female audience members. The musicals discussed here are among the most beloved in the canon--"West Side Story," "Cabaret," "A Chorus Line," "Phantom of the Opera," and many others--with special emphasis on the blockbuster "Wicked." Along the way, Wolf demonstrates how the musical since the mid-1940s has actually been dominated by women--women onstage, women in the wings, and women offstage as spectators and fans.

P.G. Wodehouse and Hollywood

Screenwriting, Satires and Adaptations
Author: Brian Taves
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786484430
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 228
View: 4200
Beloved British humorist P.G. Wodehouse produced a wealth of literature in his lengthy career, contributing novels, short stories, plays, lyrics and essays to the canon of comic writing. His work in film and television included two stints as a screenwriter in Hollywood in the 1930s, and his stories have been the basis for more than 150 film and television productions. He also wrote 20 stories and essays about Hollywood, satirizing the city and its entertainment magnates. This book studies P.G. Wodehouse’s extensive, but often overlooked relationship with Tinsel Town. The book is arranged chronologically, covering Wodehouse’s Hollywood career from his early efforts in silent film, to his later contributions in television, to his work adapted posthumously for the screen. Radio is covered as well, including a discussion of his internment in occupied France and his brief appearances on German radio. Reflecting Wodehouse’s international appeal, the book covers Wodehouse films and television in England, Germany, Sweden, and India. Also included are a comprehensive, detailed list of Wodehouse’s stories and articles about Hollywood, and a complete filmography of motion picture and television works to which he contributed or which were based on his stories.

Hollywood by Hollywood

The Backstudio Picture and the Mystique of Making Movies
Author: Steven Cohan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190865784
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 5018
The backstudio picture, or the movie about movie-making, is a staple of Hollywood film production harking back to the silent era and extending to the present day. What gives backstudios their coherence as a distinctive genre, Steven Cohan argues in Hollywood by Hollywood, is their fascination with the mystique of Hollywood as a geographic place, a self-contained industry, and a fantasy of fame, leisure, sexual freedom, and modernity. Yet by the same token, if backstudio pictures have rarely achieved blockbuster box-office success, what accounts for the film industry's interest in continuing to produce them? The backstudio picture has been an enduring genre because, aside from offering a director or writer a chance to settle old scores, in branding filmmaking with the Hollywood mystique, the genre solicits consumers' strong investment in the movies. Whether inspiring the "movie crazy" fan girls of the early teens and twenties or the wannabe filmmakers of this century heading to the West Coast after their college graduations, backstudios have given emotional weight and cultural heft to filmmaking as the quintessential American success story. But more than that, a backstudio picture is concerned with shaping perceptions of how the film industry works, with masking how its product depends upon an industrial labor force, including stardom, and with determining how that work's value accrues from the Hollywood brand stamped onto the product. Cohan supports his well theorized and well researched claims with nuanced discussions of over fifty backstudios, some canonical and well-known, and others obscure and rarely seen. Covering the hundred-year timespan of feature length film production, Hollywood by Hollywood offers an illuminating perspective for considering anew the history of American movies.

Broadway Musicals

The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time
Author: Ken Bloom,Frank Vlastnik
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 9781579123130
Category: Music
Page: 336
View: 8829
Finally, a book as glorious as its subject: this lush showcase for everyone who loves musicals covers the 101 most influential, popular, and enduring Broadway shows--all of which have toured the country and been performed in theatres large and small everywhere. Each listing includes expert commentary that sets the play in historical and cultural context, plus features on the creators and performers, plot synopses, cast and song lists, production details, backstage anecdotes, and more. Four or five beautifully reproduced photographs from each show--the majority never before published--accompany the text and make the shows leap off the page. Appendices and special features include cast albums, poster artists, revivals, guilty pleasures, Off-Broadway musicals, notable flops, and much more.

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Theatre, Film, and Television
Author: Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195335333
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 923
View: 6920
A reference that covers American stage, film, and television musicals from 1860 to 2007 offers information on the musical productions and the historical evolution of the musical, as well as on performers, composers, and producers.