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Hymn for a Sunday Evening: Television and the Mythology of Broadway

Laurence Maslon

in Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199832538
eISBN:
9780190620424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199832538.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Ed Sullivan dominated Sunday night primetime television for a quarter of a century with his extremely popular and inclusive variety show (first called Toast of the Town, then The Ed Sullivan Show). A ... More


Small-Screen Singalongs: Television’s Infancy and the Cultural Cachet of the Great White Way

Kelly Kessler

in Broadway in the Box: Television's Lasting Love Affair with the Musical

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190674014
eISBN:
9780190674052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674014.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

As the television industry struggled to establish its identity in the late 1940s, it looked across town to Broadway and Tin Pan Alley and embraced the deep-rooted, highly lucrative, popular musical ... More


Put ’Em in a Box

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/9780199973842.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter considers the ongoing, complicated relationship between musical film and television. By appropriating and borrowing from musicals in the 1950, TV contributed mightily to their downfall: ... More


Carnivalizing Jazz: Duke Ellington’s Calypso Theater and the Diasporic Instant

Shane Vogel

in Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226568300
eISBN:
9780226568584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568584.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The mid-century rise of television provided new ways to conceptualize and incorporate a mass public sphere. Corporations sought to instrumentalize new televisual technologies through performance in ... More


The High Season on Television

Todd Decker

in Who Should Sing Ol' Man River?: The Lives of an American Song

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199389186
eISBN:
9780199389223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199389186.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

“Ol’ Man River” was frequently heard on television during the height of the civil rights era—from roughly 1957 to the end of the 1960s. This chapter considers eleven televised versions performed by ... More


Signs: The Genealogy of Orchestra Ethiopia at Home and Abroad

Kay Kaufman Shelemay

in Sing and Sing On: Sentinel Musicians and the Making of the Ethiopian American Diaspora

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226810164
eISBN:
9780226810331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226810331.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The genesis and transformations of a musical ensemble, Orchestra Ethiopia, is reconstructed over the course of its life in Ethiopia and its later iterations in diaspora. Inspired by methods from ... More


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