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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


Produced by Irving Thalberg: Theory of Studio-Era Filmmaking

Ana Salzberg

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474451048
eISBN:
9781474484541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451048.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Irving Thalberg was not just a critically important producer during Hollywood’s Golden age, but also an innovative theorist of studio-era filmmaking. Drawing on archival sources, this is the first ... More


Samuel Goldwyn

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Hawks’ work with producer Samuel Goldwyn. Hawks speaks about being replaced by William Wyler as director on Goldwyn’s film Come and Get It. He also comments on working with ... More


Star Turns

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Hermes Pan stages dances for James Cagney in Never Steal Anything Small at Universal-International Pictures before starting work on Porgy and Bess for Samuel Goldwyn. He then moves on to television ... More


Wonderful Nonsense

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Hermes Pan moves to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to choreograph The Barkleys of Broadway with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland but is released at Garland’s request after the completion of the “Shoes With Wings ... More


1940

Anthony Slide

in "It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167086
eISBN:
9780231538220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167086.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In these diary entries written between January and October 1940, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: listening to Jacques Théry go over and over various storylines; meeting ... More


The Home Front

Harlow Robinson

in Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The main theme is Milestone’s World War II film work. After a consideration of his two pre-War romantic comedies Lucky Partners and My Life with Caroline, both starring Ronald Colman, attention turns ... More


Louis B. Mayer: King of Hollywood and King of the Turf

Alan Shuback

in Hollywood at the Races: Film's Love Affair with the Turf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178295
eISBN:
9780813178325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178295.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Born into a lower-class Jewish Orthodox family in Imperial Russia, Louis B. Mayer rose to become the most powerful man in Hollywood.At the same time, he built one of the most successful racing ... More


“The Man Who Gave the Movies a College Education”: Roxy, Rapee, and Motion Pictures at the Capitol Theatre (1919–1922)

Ross Melnick

in American Showman: Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159050
eISBN:
9780231504256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159050.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Roxy's career from 1919–1922. In January 1919 Roxy resigned his position as manager of the Rivoli and Rialto, prompted by organizational disputes with the theater owners and ... More


Goldwyn's Folly

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/9780195102895.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Popular

Early in 1932, Samuel Goldwyn, with ten years of independent production now behind him, decided to produce a movie of The Brothers Karamazov based on the book by Fyodor Dostoevsky. He came to this ... More


A Cyclopean Vision

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Though Whoopee! was regarded as a success upon its release, musical films in general were suffering a steep decline in interest. Buzz went to Paramount. Gertrude was unconvinced that her son's ... More


The Cinematerpsichorean

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In September 1832, Buzz moved to Warner Brothers. The filming of 42nd Street went well for Buzz. Later, he fell in love and married a petite redhead with a sunny smile named Merna Kennedy. However, ... More


From The Goldwyn Follies (1938) to Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

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/9780520248649.003.0036
Subject:
Music, History, American

After the Gershwins completed A Damsel in Distress, they started work in mid-May on the picture The Goldwyn Follies for Samuel Goldwyn, which had its world premiere in Miami on January 28, 1938. The ... More


William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Gabriel Miller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides the first comprehensive study of William Wyler's major films. Despite his status as the most decorated American film director in history (including 3 Oscars and a record 12 Oscar ... More


1937–1938 (I)

James Steichen

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190607418
eISBN:
9780190607449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607418.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

After the collapse of the American Ballet, Balanchine turned his attention to work on Broadway and in Hollywood. In the course of his work as choreographer for the Samuel Goldwyn film The Goldwyn ... More


The Way Home: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter includes an extensive production history of Wyler's best film (and second Oscar winner), The Best Years of Our Lives. Topics covered include Samuel Goldwyn's hiring Pulitzer ... More


Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Brent Phillips

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During his lifetime, Charles “Chuck” Walters enjoyed a reputation as one of the foremost director-choreographers of Hollywood motion pictures. From his earliest directorial triumphs, Good News, ... More


First-Class Pictures: These Three (1936)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers an account of Wyler's first film for Samuel Goldwyn, an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's hit play The Children's Hour — now renamed These Three. Changes in title and content were ... More


A Concoction: Come and Get It (1936)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter narrates the tangled history of the film Come and Get It. Having firing its original director (Howard Hawks), Samuel Goldwyn legally forced Wyler to finish the picture, which he ... More


Home on the Moors and the Range: Wuthering Heights (1939), The Westerner (1940), The Letter (1940)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses primarily on The Westerner, Wyler's first film for Samuel Goldwyn that was not based on a prestige literary property. Considerable attention is paid to the evolution of the ... More


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