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Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Brent Phillips

Abstract

During his lifetime, Charles “Chuck” Walters enjoyed a reputation as one of the foremost director-choreographers of Hollywood motion pictures. From his earliest directorial triumphs, Good News, Easter Parade, and The Barkleys of Broadway, to his victorious Lili, High Society, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, musicals directed by Walters seamlessly fuse movement, storytelling, and song. He was one of Broadway’s most prominent dancers in the 1930s, creating featured roles in Rodgers and Hart’s I Married an Angel and Cole Porter’s Jubilee and Du Barry Was a Lady. He supplied choreography for enter ... More

Keywords: Charles Walters, Movie musicals, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hollywood, Broadway musicals, Gay history, Choreographer, Film director, Judy Garland, American popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813147215
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brent Phillips, author
New York University