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The Prologue is Past: Roxy, Media Divergence, and Radio City Music Hall (1931–1936)

Ross Melnick

in American Showman: Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159050
eISBN:
9780231504256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159050.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Roxy's career from 1931–1936. From 1908 to 1928, Roxy had been at the forefront of technological change and adoption in film exhibition and broadcasting. But by spring 1931, ... More


Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville

Daniel B. Cornfield

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160733
eISBN:
9781400873890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160733.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

At a time when the bulwarks of the music industry are collapsing, what does it mean to be a successful musician and artist? How might contemporary musicians sustain their artistic communities? Based ... More


Stagestruck: The Ballet to Radio City

Vicki Ohl

in Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter considers Kay Swift's work for the American Ballet of New York and the Radio City Music Hall. It explains that after Fine and Dandy, Swift became inactive because her collaboration and ... More


Into 1956

Nick Catalano

in Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144000
eISBN:
9780199849017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144000.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

At the end of May 1956, the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet was booked for their fourth appearance in seven months at the Blue Note Records in Philadelphia—this was some sort of record. The gig ... More


Afterword

Ross Melnick

in American Showman: Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159050
eISBN:
9780231504256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159050.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter first describes events following Roxy's death, including efforts to commemorate him through film. It also presents some final thoughts. The hope here is that this book will inspire a ... More


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