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Through a Glass Darkly: The Lost Weekend and Die Todesmühlen

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Billy Wilder was convinced that Charles Jackson's novel The Lost Weekend would make an engrossing movie. Wilder phoned Paramount executive Buddy De Sylva and requested that the studio purchase the ... More


De Sylva, Brown, and Henderson

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/9780199395408.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the songwriting team of Ray Henderson, B. G. De Sylva, and Lew Brown. In their prime, this trio (DBH) had an uncanny ability to bridge the gulf between Tin Pan Alley ... More


Just Imagine

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

Led by the smash hit of Fox's Sunny Side Up, starring Janet Gaynor, original musicals fared well in the early sound era. Such originals as Marianne tended to be more cinematic than the stage ... More


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