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Kismet

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

While operetta was through by the 1950s, there was one more from Edwin Lester—Kismet. Robert Wright and George Forrest wrote the score, as they had done for Song of Norway. But where the earlier show ... More


“Magnificent Apathy”

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter sixteen covers the 1969 Hollywood recession, brought on in part by underperforming musicals. Production was down, and unions reported widespread unemployment. Every studio was experiencing ... More


Chicago High Life 1927–1930

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the career of Cabell Calloway at the Sunset Café in Chicago. Calloway joined the lineup of Percy Venables's new revue at the Sunset which was called Sunset Glories. Cab's ... More


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