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A Maelstrom of Mirth

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a major turning point in Ziegfeld’s professional and personal life: creation of the Follies. A large part of the Follies consists of comical skits, yet Ziegfeld cannot hide his ... More


Ziegfeld and the Millionaire 1908–1911

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter examines Mae Murray’s reluctance to associate herself with Florenz Ziegfeld, who gave her a break and furthered her career in musical comedy. The chapter examines her work in the Follies ... More


In Search of an Audience

Nicholas Gebhardt

in Vaudeville Melodies: Popular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226448558
eISBN:
9780226448725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448725.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

More than in any other form of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century popular entertainment, vaudeville performers consistently reached out to make their audience feel like part of the show, ... More


Oscar Levant: “Variations on a Gershwin Theme” (1939)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents American composer and pianist Oscar Levant's comments on the music of George Gershwin. According to Levant, Gershwin began to impinge on his life even before he met or even ... More


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