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Guys and Dolls and The Most Happy Fella: The Greater Loesser

Geoffrey Block

in Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167306
eISBN:
9780199849840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167306.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

Two 1950s classics by Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls (1950) and The Most Happy Fella (1956), remain the toast of Broadway in the 1990s. Even those who love to hate Broadway musicals make an exception ... More


The 1950s: “Marry the Man Today”

Stacy Wolf

in Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter examines the female duet in the formally integrated musical that was typical in the 1950s: West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, and Wonderful Town. In the 1950s, most musicals used the ... More


Guys and Dolls

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Damon Runyon, a sportswriter, all-around journalist, and short-fiction retailer of the gamblers, girlfriends, crooks, freaks, and other denizens of the Broadway Tenderloin, became one of the leading ... More


The 1950s: Developing a Character

Tom Mankiewicz

in My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136059
eISBN:
9780813141169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136059.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Joe Mankiewicz makes legendary films such as All About Eve, Julius Caesar, and Guys and Dolls during the 1950s. Tom's family moves to New York where Tom attends a private school on Manhattan's Upper ... More


Cubans in Miami’s Pan-American Paradise

Christina D. Abreu

in Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620848
eISBN:
9781469620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620848.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter turns to Miami and discusses the role of Cubans and Cuban popular culture in the city. It examines the social clubs Círculo Cubano and Juventud Cubana, and the nightclubs Tropicana and ... More


Something to Dance About

Ethan Mordden

in Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter focuses on the musicals of the 1950s. The era was marked by the death of the revue with the advent of television; the collaborations between Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green; ... More


People From Jolson to Justin in Eighty-Five Years

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/9780199973842.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

The chapter starts with an examination of the performers in musical films—the successes, surprises, and failures. It considers this from the ego of Al Jolson to the generous partnering of Fred ... More


History of a Heel: The 1952 Revival

Julianne Lindberg

in Pal Joey: The History of a Heel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190051204
eISBN:
9780190051235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051204.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter traces the history of the 1952 revival of Pal Joey, from the Starlight Operetta production in Dallas (1949), to a successful summer-stock tour, to the revival. Particular attention will ... More


Direct from Broadway

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/9780199395408.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Hollywood's treatment of Broadway musicals. Hollywood initially purchased stage properties with the express intention of altering them in various ways. Then, suddenly, it ... More


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