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The Prologue is Past: Roxy, Media Divergence, and Radio City Music Hall (1931–1936)

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/9780231159050.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Roxy's career from 1931–1936. From 1908 to 1928, Roxy had been at the forefront of technological change and adoption in film exhibition and broadcasting. But by spring 1931, ... More


Madison Avenue in Hollywood: J. Walter Thompson and Kraft Music Hall

Cynthia B. Meyers

in A Word from Our Sponsor: Admen, Advertising, and the Golden Age of Radio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823253708
eISBN:
9780823268931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253708.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the relationship between radio broadcasting and Hollywood. By the late 1930s, Hollywood became the new center of program production. The center of radio programming then shifted ... More


The Oriental and the Music Hall: Sound and Space in Thomas Burke’s Limehouse Chinatown

Paul Kendall

in British Modernism and Chinoiserie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748690954
eISBN:
9781474422185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690954.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Dr Fu Manchu has proved the most enduring of the chinoiserie associated with Limehouse, however, this chapter concentrates on the representation of the space of Chinatown, rather than the ... More


Stagestruck: The Ballet to Radio City

Vicki Ohl

in Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter considers Kay Swift's work for the American Ballet of New York and the Radio City Music Hall. It explains that after Fine and Dandy, Swift became inactive because her collaboration and ... More


Placing Science in an Age of Oratory: Spaces of Scientific Speech in Mid-Victorian Edinburgh

Diarmid A. Finnegan (ed.)

in Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226487267
eISBN:
9780226487298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487298.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the role of the Music Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland as the scientific speech venue of the Edinburgh Philosophical Institution. It discusses the role of speeches in spreading ... More


From Swing Is King (1936) to A Damsel in Distress (1937)

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/9780520248649.003.0035
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the first half of 1936, Gershwin published little new music other than a song, “King of Swing,” that helped fill out an all-Gershwin revue, Swing Is King, at the Radio City Music Hall. The ... More


The Man Who Came to Read the Metre

Lee Hall

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

A personal memoir of how Tony Harrison influenced both my work personally and my generation of playwrights in general. From a meeting in Newcastle Upon Tyne when I was a teenager to his guidance as a ... More


Travelling Bioscopes and Borrowed Spaces

María A. Vélez-Serna

in Early Cinema in Scotland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474420341
eISBN:
9781474444644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420341.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Maria Vélez-Serna maps itinerant exhibition practices and the film supply systems that supported them. Focusing mostly on the period before the Cinematograph Act of 1909, but ... More


The Revuers Emerge, Soar … and Coast

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/9780190630935.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Betty Comden and Adolph Green suddenly found themselves thrust into the limelight in New York in 1939 when they formed, with Judy Holliday and two other friends, a sketch-comedy group named the ... More


Early days: the Amalgamated Musicians’ Union, 1893–1918

John Williamson and Martin Cloonan

in Players' work time: A history of the British Musicians' Union, 1893â2013

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991326
eISBN:
9781526120786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991326.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter outlines the early history of the Amalgamated Musicians’ Union (AMU) and the work of its first General Secretary, Joseph Bevir (“Joe”) Williams. It illustrates the types of work ... More


Afterword

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/9780231159050.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter first describes events following Roxy's death, including efforts to commemorate him through film. It also presents some final thoughts. The hope here is that this book will inspire a ... More


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