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The Musical Is the Message

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Rodgers and Hammerstein brought liberal sensibilities to work and life from the 1930s through the late 1940s. Although Rodgers was perceived as less political than Hammerstein, the 1932 film The ... More


Buzz’s Babes

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Buzz made the move to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) with none of the grief he had suffered from Sam Goldwyn under similar circumstances. The Wizard of Oz notwithstanding, Buzz's first true test at MGM ... More


1937

James Steichen

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190607418
eISBN:
9780190607449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607418.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

In 1937 Balanchine and Kirstein’s collaborative efforts achieved many successes. Balanchine created dances for the Rodgers and Hart musical Babes in Arms, working with a youthful cast that included ... More


Babes on Broadway: 1936–1938

Constance Valis Hill

in Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers, 20th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197523971
eISBN:
9780197524008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197523971.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

The Broadway and London musicals of the Nicholas Brothers solidified their career, working with the most noted of actors and directors, while distinguishing their individual talents. The Ziegfeld ... More


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