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Legitimate Vaudeville: The Dillingham Shows, 1914–15

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Berlin’s first two Broadway shows reflected his belief in musical comedy as a show of shows that could include a wide variety of styles while serving as a comic mirror of theater and the city that ... More


A Willing Ham for Dillingbam

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Popular

All through this period, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were hard at work on the Dillingham show, She's My Baby, which had begun rehearsals November 7th and had tryouts of a week each in Washington, ... More


Entrances and Exits

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Ziegfeld’s ongoing betrayal of Held and his waning interest in her career as his Follies gain momentum. It provides a detailed look at the content of the 1909, 1910, and 1911 ... More


Hard Times on Broadway

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Popular

When Lorenz Hart got back to New York, the Broadway picture didn't look so rosy; everyone was suffering from falling ticket sales and tight budgets. Even the hit Cole Porter show The New Yorkers ... More


Pleasing the Producers: Herbert Fields, Lew Fields, and The Girl Friend (1926)

Dominic Symonds

in We’ll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199929481
eISBN:
9780190216870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929481.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The success of Dearest Enemy in 1925 prompted interest from producers. For the first time Rodgers and Hart found themselves having to collaborate with the money men. This chapter considers the role ... More


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