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False Starts and Artistic Promise

Dominic McHugh

in Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827305
eISBN:
9780199950225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter charts the early genesis of My Fair Lady, starting with the Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea. It briefly examines the development of this legend, culminating in George Bernard ... More


Serious Screen Fare, but Flying High on Stage

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/9780190630935.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

After a false start on one project for MGM (which did ultimately resurface for them a few years later), Comden and Green discovered that Gene Kelly loved an idea they had had for a follow-up to the ... More


Small-Screen Singalongs: Television’s Infancy and the Cultural Cachet of the Great White Way

Kelly Kessler

in Broadway in the Box: Television's Lasting Love Affair with the Musical

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190674014
eISBN:
9780190674052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674014.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

As the television industry struggled to establish its identity in the late 1940s, it looked across town to Broadway and Tin Pan Alley and embraced the deep-rooted, highly lucrative, popular musical ... More


One Touch of Venus: Love among Strangers with Forty Minutes for Lunch

Kara Anne Gardner

in Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199733682
eISBN:
9780190246082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733682.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter describes de Mille’s collaboration with composer Kurt Weill on the musical One Touch of Venus, which followed on the heels of Oklahoma!’s success. De Mille’s collaboration with Weill was ... More


The Tough Women of Luxor

Wafaa EL Sadik and Rüdiger Heimlich

in Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter details the author's introduction to a group of American women who wished to finance and undertake an excavation in Karnak. These women include television starlet Diane Smith, painter ... More


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