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“And My Fair Lady Is a Terrific Show, They Say”: The Record Producer and the Blockbuster 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/9780199832538.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

When Goddard Lieberson assumed the role of executive vice president at Columbia Records in the mid-1940s, he established the greatest powerhouse for the recording of Broadway material in the ... More


Every Home’s a First Night: The Long-Playing Record and the Commodity 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/9780199832538.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The technological advance of the long-playing record allowed up to 45 minutes of a Broadway score to be heard by home listeners; this innovation intersected with the increased narrative imperatives ... More


Porgy and Bess in Revival

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/9780520248649.003.0033
Subject:
Music, History, American

Less than a year after Gershwin's death, Merle Armitage launched the first revival of Porgy and Bess. However, the great Southern California flood of March 3 prevented planned visits to other cities, ... More


“Open Your Eyes”: Lerner without Loewe and the MGM Years, 1952–1955

Dominic McHugh

in Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter examines Lerner’s time at MGM and the early genesis of My Fair Lady. It includes correspondence with Gabriel Pascal, who owned the rights to a musical version of Shaw’s Pygmalion; with ... More


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