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The 1960s: “If My Friends Could See Me Now”

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/9780195378238.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

In the 1960s, the book musical still dominated; the story’s structure took precedence and songs enhanced the emotional aspect of the story. Different kinds of stories also appeared and more musicals ... More


After West Side Story

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/9780199892839.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter describes the musicals of the 1960s, including Frank Loesser's How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961), Mame (1966), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To the Forum ... More


After the Lion

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/9780813147215.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the decline of the M-G-M studios, and Walters release in 1964 after twenty-two years under contract. The role of the independent director is explored, as is Walters’ work at ... More


Mame

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Jerry Herman's musical Mame. It explains that the musical was based on Patrick Denis' 1955 novel Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade, and on Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin ... More


Mame—and Its Movie

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the success of Jerry Herman's musical Mame. It explains that the musical had a budget of $500,000 and that, although the reviews were not uniformly sterling, entire investment ... More


Throwing a Stage Party and a Cinematic Revel

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/9780190630935.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

As Bells Are Ringing became a bona fide Broadway success, Betty Comden and Adolph Green fielded a wide array of projects. Notably, they started work on the book for the musical that would eventually ... More


I Get the Neck of the Chicken

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/9780199973842.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides a survey of aesthetic calamities and egregious achievements in musical cinema. From Lucille Ball in Mame to the sleaziness of a Showgirls, a musical can go wrong in many ... More


The Hi-De-Ho Man 1971–1994

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes Cab Calloway's solo career from 1974 until 1978. In the 1970s, he joined forces with Anita O'Day, Ray Eberle's orchestra, and a jazz group led by Ray McKinley at Pasadena Civic ... More


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