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Branching Out

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/9780813147215.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Walters’ life in Palm Springs is explored, including the launching of “Chuck Walters Presents,” a men’s clothing store that sold the director’s personally designed fashions. Walters ... More


Beginnings—in Headnotes

Devika Chawla

in Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823256433
eISBN:
9780823268894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256433.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the author of the book and her grandmother’s conversation about the Batwara, or the Partition of India. The Partition of India was the partition of the British Indian Empire ... More


Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Dominic McHugh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Alan Jay Lerner was the lyricist of some of the most beloved musicals of all time, including My Fair Lady, Gigi, Brigadoon, and Camelot. Yet much of his work is less well known and his career has ... More


Turn on the Heat

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

What can make a musical a great film? Some answers may be found by looking at some of the genre’s most sublime specimens. From the opening scene of Love Me Tonight to the elegant balance of Gigi and ... More


“You Did It”: My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Beyond, 1955–1958

Dominic McHugh

in Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter explores the most successful years of the Lerner and Loewe partnership. In particular, it looks at the weeks leading up to and following the premiere of My Fair Lady, as well as the ... More


“Matters of Consequence”: Collaborations Old and New, 1970–1974

Dominic McHugh

in Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter examines the frustrating early 1970s, in which Lerner once more channeled energy into projects that were less successful than he had hoped. It talks about his reunion with Frederick ... More


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