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Guys and Dolls

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Damon Runyon, a sportswriter, all-around journalist, and short-fiction retailer of the gamblers, girlfriends, crooks, freaks, and other denizens of the Broadway Tenderloin, became one of the leading ... More


Where There’s Money, There’s the Camorra

Jason Pine

in The Art of Making Do in Naples

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816636310
eISBN:
9781452947662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816636310.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the implications of the saying, “Where there’s money, there’s the camorra.” The sentence is less a statement of fact than it is a nebulous observation concerning the states of ... More


Making Do with Art: Counterfeit Music, Pirate TV, and Crime Clan Weddings

Jason Pine

in The Art of Making Do in Naples

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816636310
eISBN:
9781452947662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816636310.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the persistent tensions and interrelations between the neomelodica music scene and organized crime. Neomelodica is perceived as an entrepreneurial art of l’arte di arrangiarsi ... More


The City: Unregulated Capitalism

Ethan Mordden

in All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190651794
eISBN:
9780190860929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651794.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter looks into the growth of Chicago the city to understand why Chicago the musical occupies so unusual a spot in the history of American art. It explores the ways in which Chicago the city ... More


The Second Movie: “I’m Going To Make a Character Man of You If You Don’t Behave Yourself”

Ethan Mordden

in All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190651794
eISBN:
9780190860929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651794.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter discusses the history of the second Chicago movie, Roxie Hart (1942). This film is a notable deviation from how the various Chicagos look at Roxie’s character, because here, for the ... More


The Musical: “No Show Is Worth Dying For”

Ethan Mordden

in All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190651794
eISBN:
9780190860929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651794.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter analyzes and discusses the performance of Chicago, which opened in 1975. Here were the key elements of Fosse’s art, the carnal act on one hand and, on the other, the indefinable American ... More


The Rise of <i>Flamenquismo</i> in Madrid, 1888–1898

Samuel Llano

in Discordant Notes: Marginality and Social Control in Madrid, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199392469
eISBN:
9780199392490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199392469.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes the impact on the population of the expansion of nightlife in Madrid from the 1880s on. More particularly, it studies public fears raised by alcoholism and flamenco that led to ... More


Flamenco, <i>Flamenquismo</i>, and Social Control

Samuel Llano

in Discordant Notes: Marginality and Social Control in Madrid, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199392469
eISBN:
9780199392490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199392469.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter describes how, toward the end of the nineteenth century, journalists and social scientists concerned about social degeneration and the moral effects of Madrid’s nightlife gradually ... More


A New Order?

Samuel Llano

in Discordant Notes: Marginality and Social Control in Madrid, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199392469
eISBN:
9780199392490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199392469.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter describes how organilleros, in spite of all the nuisance that they caused, played a key role in the formation of a middle-class lifestyle in Madrid. Organilleros represented everything ... More


Living with It

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0035
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's life in California's San Quentin Prison, where he was sentenced to fifteen years beginning in 1936 due to a morals charge involving a young man. The San ... More


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