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Whittaker Functions

Ben Brubaker, Daniel Bump, and Solomon Friedberg

in Weyl Group Multiple Dirichlet Series: Type A Combinatorial Theory (AM-175)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150659
eISBN:
9781400838998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150659.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This chapter shows that Weyl group multiple Dirichlet series are expected to be Whittaker coefficients of metaplectic Eisenstein series. The fact that Whittaker coefficients of Eisenstein series ... More


The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Kathleen Riley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Before ‘Fred and Ginger’, there was ‘Fred and Adele’, a show business partnership and a cultural sensation like no other. It is difficult in our ‘celebrity’-sated era to comprehend what a genuine ... More


Opening the Bill

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

This chapter examines the differences and similarities in personality between Fred and Adele Astaire to reveal the essence of their relationship; the personal dynamics that brought them success and ... More


Over the Top

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

This chapter develops the family history and gives an account of the origins of Frederic Austerlitz and Johanna Geilus, their marriage, the birth of their children Adele and Fred, and the family’s ... More


Dancing Comedians

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

This chapter begins at the lowest point of the Astaires’ vaudeville career, their dispiriting two years on the small-time circuits, often playing ‘split’ weeks. Their fortunes changed when, at their ... More


Nightingales in Berkeley Square

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

This chapter looks closely at the Astaires’ relationship, both professional and personal, with producer Charles Dillingham for whom they did three shows between 1919 and 1922. The first two shows ... More


Fascinating Rhythms

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

The London debut of Stop Flirting saw the start of London’s love affair with the Astaires, now fully mature performers and the leading exponents of the American musical. The chapter explores the ... More


The Golden Calf

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Chapter 6 looks in depth at the Astaires’ two major collaborations with George and Ira Gershwin, Lady, Be Good! in 1924 and Funny Face in 1926. The New York and London productions of each show are ... More


Frater, Ave atque Vale

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

The inaptly titled (as it proved to be) Smiles of 1930 is the subject of this chapter. Despite its promise as a Ziegfeld production and its glamorous cast, which included Marilyn Miller, it failed ... More


By Myself

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Fred and Adele appeared on stage together for the last time in The Band Wagon by Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz, and George S. Kaufman. Unlike Smiles, the production was backed by a creative team, ... More


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