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Introduction: Performing Civil Rights

Ruth Feldstein

in How It Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195314038
eISBN:
9780199344819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314038.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction explains how culture became a key battleground in the civil rights movement and suggests that women performers played a unique role in the overlapping worlds of politics and ... More


Surfacing the Caribbean: Black Broadway and Mock Transnational Performance

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/9780226568584.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 4 explores musical theater’s response to the calypso craze, reconstructing the production history of the musical Jamaica (1957) within the context of other Broadway Caribbeana such as House ... More


How It Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement

Ruth Feldstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195314038
eISBN:
9780199344819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314038.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

How It Feels to Be Free tells a story about black women entertainers and their relationships to the civil rights/black power movement. The book focuses on six performers: singer and film star Lena ... More


Broadway Black, Hollywood White: 1943–1957

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter considers Show Boat in the post-World War II era by way of the 1946 Broadway revival and two film versions made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in Hollywood (extended excerpts in Till the Clouds ... More


Part of the Times, Personally and Professionally

Andy Propst

in They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630935
eISBN:
9780190630966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630935.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Popular

During the early and middle part of the 1960s Betty Comden and Adolph Green were no longer splitting their time between working on shows for Broadway and movies in Hollywood, and as a result they ... More


Conclusion: Adapting Joey

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/9780190051204.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter considers the afterlife of Pal Joey, exploring the reasons for the success of some productions, and for the failure of a host of others. More recent critiques of Pal Joey of the script, ... More


A Company Man

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter explores Walters’ role as prolific stager of musical sequences at M-G-M and discusses the studio’s insistence for lengthy rehearsal periods. In Broadway Rhythm he creates showcases for ... More


Under My Skin Musicals and Race, Musicals and Sexuality

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/9780199973842.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides a two-part examination of musicals and their minorities, ethnic and sexual. From Hallelujah! in 1929 through Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather in the 1940s, the musical gave a ... More


Variety for the Servicemen

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

in Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833124
eISBN:
9781469604619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899243_sklaroff.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the activation of the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS), over which Truman Gibson, civilian aide to the secretary of war, and Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. expressed ... More


Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833124
eISBN:
9781469604619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899243_sklaroff
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the 1930s, the Roosevelt administration—unwilling to antagonize a powerful southern congressional bloc—refused to endorse legislation that openly sought to improve political, economic, and social ... More


Marriage

Ethelene Whitmire

in Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038501
eISBN:
9780252096419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038501.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter narrates Regina's romances and culminates in her marriage. Regina, like many young women in New York City, had a dating life that was complicated, diverse, and mysterious. She had more ... More


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