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Will Marion Cook

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes various highlights in the life of Dvor'k's student, Will Marion Cook, composer, conductor, and violinist. “Doc” Cook, was mentor, guide, and/or adviser to countless American ... More


When Broadway Went to Hollywood

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199395408
eISBN:
9780199395439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199395408.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

As historians have begun to consider the movie musical along with the stage musical, this book explores just how influential such writers as Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, ... More


Adapting The Wizard of Oz: Musical Versions from Baum to MGM and Beyond

Danielle Birkett and Dominic McHugh (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190663179
eISBN:
9780190663216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663179.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This new multiauthor volume will examine The Wizard of Oz and its surrounding culture, centering on three areas of study: early adaptations of Baum’s novels, insights into the MGM film, and the ... More


Harold Arlen: Born: February 15, 1905, Buffalo, New York Born: February 15, 1905, Buffalo, New York Died: April 23, 1986, New York, New York

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Harold Arlen. It begins with an extended commentary of his career, followed by details on productions, with data and song information. Arlen was the son of a cantor, ... More


Gershwin and Popular Music and Jazz after 1920

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Popular composers and lyricists flocked to George and his brother, Ira, in part because of the sympathetic interest they showed toward colleagues. George further assisted his songwriting friends by ... More


Q

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0040
Subject:
Music, History, American

After eight years of working with Duke Ellington, Clark Terry had made up his mind to move on. He was offered a position by Quincy Jones as straw boss. Quincy, referred to as Q by Clark, was ... More


Lost in the Stars

David Luhrssen

in Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136769
eISBN:
9780813141336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136769.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mamoulian returned to Broadway to direct the premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! (1943), which he reshaped according to his theories of drama, and continued to direct a string of ... More


Allen and His Audience: Sweet and Lowdown

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Allen’s highly ambivalent attitude toward his audience is compared in this chapter with jazz guitarist Emmet Ray’s egocentric stance toward the “jerks” who pay his salary in the joints in which he ... More


“Arlen and Harburg and More, Oh My!”: The Cumulative Creation of the Oz Songs

Laura Lynn Broadhurst

in Adapting The Wizard of Oz: Musical Versions from Baum to MGM and Beyond

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190663179
eISBN:
9780190663216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663179.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

The extant sources for the songs in MGM’s The Wizard of Oz— draft lyrics, studio piano-vocal manuscripts, early screenplays, production records, etc.—afford fascinating insight into their creation. ... More


Johnny Mercer, Frank Loesser, and Harold Arlen

Ethan Mordden

in When Broadway Went to Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199395408
eISBN:
9780199395439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199395408.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the Hollywood musicals of Johnny Mercer, Frank Loesser, and Harold Arlen. Mercer was primarily a lyricist but he occasionally wrote music as well. His works include the theme ... More


Music Makes Me

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/9780199973842.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

The chapter looks at the art and craft of writing songs for films, plus the rewards (money and Oscars) and hazards (possible deletion). Harold Arlen and “Over the Rainbow,” nearly cut from The Wizard ... More


“Beyond the Rainbow”: Afterlives of the Songs from The Wizard of Oz

Walter Frisch

in Adapting The Wizard of Oz: Musical Versions from Baum to MGM and Beyond

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190663179
eISBN:
9780190663216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663179.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

To paraphrase one of the most famous lines in movie history, we are not in Kansas—or in Oz—anymore. Nevertheless, the songs of The Wizard of Oz have continued to resonate well beyond the 1939 MGM ... More


Fitting the “Civil War Ballet” into Bloomer Girl

Kara Anne Gardner

in Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199733682
eISBN:
9780190246082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733682.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Bloomer Girl (lyricist Yip Harburg, composer Harold Arlen) provides another case study of the way de Mille incorporated dance into the fabric of her Broadway musicals. The show premiered in 1944, ... More


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