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“With All Its Original Stage Enchantment”

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/9780195377347.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

Broadway musicals were a ready source for the early musicals, and RKO's smash Rio Rita led the way. Some of the adaptations were close, while others strayed wildly from the originals. Among the ... More


From The French Doll to Our Nell (1922)

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/9780520248649.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

On February 20, 1922, two shows opened on Broadway—The French Doll at the Lyceum and For Goodness Sake at the Lyric—that featured some new songs by Gershwin. For Goodness Sake, which ran for 103 ... More


Short Story, Tell Me More, and the Concerto in F (1925)

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/9780520248649.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, American

In collaboration with Samuel Dushkin, who at the least helped arrange the violin part, Gershwin composed, in early 1925, a brief piece for violin and piano, Short Story, and, during the winter of ... More


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