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The Rising Star: Clintus, Siegelini, and Company

David Sterritt

in The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172011
eISBN:
9780231850711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the film Coogan's Bluff (1968) where Clint Eastwood met Hollywood director Don Siegel. Coogan's Bluff is a modern-day western about Walt Coogan, a deputy sheriff from rural ... More


“From This Day On”: The Rise of the Playwright-Lyricist, 1918–1951

Dominic McHugh

in Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter introduces Lerner’s life and work and focuses on his childhood, upbringing, education, and early years on Broadway. It briefly examines the musicals he wrote as a student at Harvard ... 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 Paramount Bloodsuckers

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter covers the making of Darling Lili, a comedy-musical-adventure for Julie Andrews and directed by Blake Edwards, who were romantically linked at the time. It suffers from several ... More


“Impossible to Control the Cost of This Gown”

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter ten begins with the early development and production of Paint Your Wagon, Paramount’s expensive treatment of a 1951 Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical. It would be loosely adapted for the ... More


“Rise and Look Around You”: From Clear Day to Coco, 1965–1970

Dominic McHugh

in Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter deals mainly with Lerner’s two stage musicals of the 1960s: Coco and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Both took many years to develop, with difficulties in finding suitable composers ... More


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