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A Cyclopean Vision

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Though Whoopee! was regarded as a success upon its release, musical films in general were suffering a steep decline in interest. Buzz went to Paramount. Gertrude was unconvinced that her son's ... More


Strike Up the Band and Funny Face (1927)

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/9780520248649.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1927, George and Ira collaborated with producer Edgar Selwyn and playwright George S. Kaufman—two of Broadway's most eminent figures—on the musical comedy Strike Up the Band. It is surprising that ... More


The American Scene I: The Heiress (1949)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter opens with a history of Wyler's involvement with Liberty Films, co-founded by his friend Frank Capra, its eventual dissolution, and his signing a five-picture deal with Paramount. The ... More


Buying and Selling

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/9780199925674.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter introduces Paramount Pictures to the musical roadshow game of the late 1960s. The studio was ailing after a series of box office duds. Its aging board and executive staff lacked an ... More


The Pulps in the Consumer’s Republic

J. P. Telotte

in Movies, Modernism, and the Science Fiction Pulps

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190949655
eISBN:
9780190949693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949655.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Abstract: Chapter 2 considers the sort of advertising typically found in the SF pulps. During the formative pre-war years, advertising was seldom about the movies, but it frequently implicated and ... More


Of War and Beyond

J. P. Telotte

in Movies, Modernism, and the Science Fiction Pulps

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190949655
eISBN:
9780190949693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949655.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Abstract: As a conclusion, this chapter considers how the impact of that popular cinematic imagination changed during the war and immediate post-war years, that is, in the lead-up to SF’s coming of ... 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


Cover Stories

J. P. Telotte

in Movies, Modernism, and the Science Fiction Pulps

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190949655
eISBN:
9780190949693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949655.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Abstract: One of the most famous aspects of early pulps such as Amazing, Astounding, and Wonder Stories was their visually arresting covers, drawn by popular artists like Frank R. Paul, Howard V. ... More


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