Betty Comden And Adolph Green

Author: Alice M. Robinson
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: 9780313276590
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Betty Comden And Adolph Green from the Author: Alice M. Robinson. This reference provides a detailed overview of the work of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, who for over fifty years have collaborated on skits, musicals, revues, and films. The book begins with a biography and a chronology, which serve as a summary of the major events in their lives and careers. Then there are six sections detailing their work on Broadway. Other sections then document their radio and film work. The sections contain entries for all of the productions with which Comden and Green were involved, and the entries provide full information about the performances, including cast lists, plot summaries, reviews, and commentaries. These sections are followed by an extensive bibliography and an appendix that lists the awards and nominations that Comden and Green and their works have received. A thorough index adds to the usefulness of the book.

Bernstein Meets Broadway

Author: Carol J. Oja
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199862095
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Bernstein Meets Broadway from the Author: Carol J. Oja. When Leonard Bernstein first arrived in New York, he was an unknown artist getting to know other twenty-somethings like Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. Yet by the end of the 1940s, these aspiring artists were world famous. Their collaborations defied artistic boundaries, subtly pushed a progressive political agenda, and forever altered the landscape of musical theater, ballet, and nightclub comedy. In Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War, award-winning author and scholar Carol J. Oja examines the early days of Bernstein's career at the height of World War II. As a composer and conductor, Bernstein had a meteoric rise to fame, thanks in no small part to his visionary collaborations. While Rodgers and Hammerstein imagined an idealized countryside, Bernstein focused on urban contemporary life and popular culture. His shows featured the iterant sailors who bore the brunt of military service, causing them quickly to stand out. Rather thanaccepting traditional distinctions between high and low art, his music was wide-open, inspired by everything from opera to jazz. To the dismay of some critics - and the delight of others - Bernstein freely coupled a reference to Rossini or Tchaikovsky with a hit song. Bernstein was not only provocative artistically but politically as well. In a time of race riots and Japanese internment camps, he and his colleagues promoted racial equality by featuring African-American and Asian-American performers. Oja combines a thorough exploration of Bernstein's collaborative work with rich descriptions of the time period that influenced him at the beginning of his career. Bernstein Meets Broadway is an indispensable work for any fan of Broadway musicals, dance, and cultural history.

The Musical

Author: William Everett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135848076
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The Musical from the Author: William Everett. 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.

John Ford

Author: Bill Levy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313275142
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John Ford from the Author: Bill Levy. John Ford (1894-1973) is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema. He is the only person to win four Academy Awards for Direction, and he was also honored by receiving virtually every other cinematic award for his work as a director. This reference book provides researchers an opportunity to locate quickly and conveniently a vast body of information about John Ford. The heart of the volume is a detailed filmography, which includes individual entries for 184 motion pictures with which Ford was involved. The entries provide plot summaries, critical commentaries, cast and credit information, and excerpts from reviews. Also of importance is the book's enormous annotated bibliography, which cites more than 1000 works. The opening biography examines Ford as a person, as a director, and as a cinematic influence and provides a background for the entries that comprise the bulk of the volume. Additional sections include a chronology; a list of Ford's unrealized projects; his radio, television, and theater credits; his awards and honors; and special collections and archives.

Gregory Peck

Author: Gerard Molyneaux
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313286681
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Gregory Peck from the Author: Gerard Molyneaux. Within a year after arriving in Hollywood, Gregory Peck became a star. He won an Academy Award for his second film, and he has continued to earn critical acclaim from the 1940s to the present day. This book provides a brief biography of Peck, along with detailed information about all his performances in film, television, radio, and on the stage. Entries for individual productions include cast and credit information, plot synopses, and insightful commentary.

David Niven

Author: Karin J. Fowler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313280443
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David Niven from the Author: Karin J. Fowler. David Niven was a respected actor who performed in almost all media. His forty-year career included work in classic films, to which he brought a touch of charm and humor while working with major stars. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1958 and had success as both a performer and a writer. This book presents a detailed record of Niven's spectacular career, along with a biographical overview of his eventful life.

All About All About Eve

Author: Sam Staggs
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466830433
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All About All About Eve from the Author: Sam Staggs. To millions of fans, All About Eve represents all that's witty and wonderful in classic Hollywood movies. Its old-fashioned, larger-than-life stars--including Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm--found their best roles in Eve and its sophisticated dialogue has entered the lexicon. But there's much more to know about All About Eve. Sam Staggs has written the definitive account of the making of this fascinating movie and its enormous influence on both film and popular culture. Staggs reveals everything about the movie--from the famous European actress Margo Channing was based on to the hot-blooded romance on-set between Bette Davis and costar Gary Merrill, from the jump-start the movie gave Marilyn Monroe's career to the capstone it put on director Joseph L. Mankeiwicz's. All About "All About Eve" is not only full of rich detail about the movie, the director, and the stars, but also about the audience who loved it when it came out and adore it to this day.

Broadway On Record

Author: Richard Chigley Lynch
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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Broadway On Record from the Author: Richard Chigley Lynch. This discography provides a listing of the songs and singers on 459 original cast albums for New York musicals from 1931 to 1986. . . . It] is a creditable . It] is a creditable compilation that will be of interest to both upecialists and general collections. "Reference Books Bulletin" The most up-to-date and comprehensive discography available, it provides full information on 459 show albums ranging from the 1931 recording of The Band Wagon to current productions recorded in 1986. Some 4,000 song titles are listed. Entries are arranged alphabetically by show title. Production information includes opening date of the show and name of the theatre; revivals which produced new recordings; composer, lyricist, and conductor credits; cast members who sing on the recording; and songs included on the album. Multiple recordings of the same show are arranged chronologically. Complete discographic data is supplied--record label and number, both the original and the most recent reissue, type of recording (monaural and/or stereophonic), and availability as compact disc. An index of performers identifies the albums on which each person appears. Composers, lyricists, and musical directors are listed in a seperate index.

Leonard Bernstein

Author: Paul Laird
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317430441
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Leonard Bernstein from the Author: Paul Laird. Beginning with an introductory essay on his achievements, it continues with annotations on Bernstein's voluminous writings, performances, educational work, and major secondary sources.