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“We're in the Money”

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Popular

The musical resurgence was spearheaded by the election of Franklin Roosevelt and by Warner's 42nd Street, both of which indicated that better times were ahead. Busby Berkeley's dance spectacles ... More


The Past as Prologue

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Popular

With 1934 and the newly enforced Motion Picture Production Code, the musical left behind its older, more haphazard identity for a streamlined, often trivial future. Films such as Wonder Bar and ... More


Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Jeffrey Spivak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Busby Berkeley was the premier dance director of motion pictures. His originality and sharply defined style brought him professional acclaim and financial reward. He saved a studio from bankruptcy ... More


“With All Its Original Stage Enchantment”

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

Broadway musicals were a ready source for the early musicals, and RKO's smash Rio Rita led the way. Some of the adaptations were close, while others strayed wildly from the originals. Among the ... More


Epilogue

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Buzz was interred at Wiefels and Son Funeral Directors in Palm Springs. Etta Dunn Berkeley was named as executor and sole beneficiary of her husband's estate, which was valued at $100,000 even. Eight ... More


Actress and Son

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Busby Berkeley William Enos was born on November 29, 1895. His parents were Gertrude Berkeley and Francis Enos. Gertrude returned to the stage soon after giving birth. She found her first marked ... More


Prologue

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Busby Berkeley was a premier dance director of motion pictures. His originality and sharply-defined style brought him professional acclaim and financial reward. He saved a studio from bankruptcy and ... More


The Figurehead

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Harry Rigby, the Broadway producer, loved the films of Busby Berkeley. Harry didn't have a project in mind, but he had Buzz Berkeley on the brain. Buzz signed an agreement with Rubin and Rigby ... More


A Commercial Success: A Connecticut Yankee (1927)

Dominic Symonds

in We’ll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199929481
eISBN:
9780190216870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929481.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

After years of wanting to write A Connecticut Yankee, based on Twain’s novel, Rodgers and Hart finally got their way. Scripted again by Herb Fields, his father at last agreed to produce. It was their ... More


Putting His Best Foot Forward

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the duties of the Hollywood dance director. There is an in-depth look at the Arthur Freed productions of Best Foot Forward and Girl Crazy. Walters’ manner and working methods as ... More


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