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“Hello Out There in TV Land”: Musical Agency in the Early Television Anthology Drama

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter examines the function of music as a veritable navigator through television “flow,” a term coined by Raymond Williams to describe the chain of texts (programs, commercials, station ... More


Bebop

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the years that led up to the height of jazz, the time of the famed “free for all” jamming sessions at Minton's Playhouse in New York City, where anyone would come up and play: ... More


Popular Cinema and Conceptualizing Class and Social Change

Malek Khouri

in The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine's Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163548
eISBN:
9781617970153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163548.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chahine made twelve films in the 1950s. Chahine's cinema never adopted a dogmatic stand on the issues of class and class divisions; rather, it acknowledged the common areas of interest among people ... More


The Little Play That Could

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When James Rufus Agee died in the back of a taxicab in 1955, an unfinished semiautobiographical manuscript entitled A Death in the Family, which was about his father, was found on his desk. Agee had ... More


Queenie’s Laugh: 1966–1998

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The gap between text and performance in the embodiment of racial stereotypes is considered by close analysis of three key female roles—Queenie, Julie, Kim—as remade in the decades after the Civil ... More


The Anaheim Hoofer

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the early life of Charles Walters from his childhood in Anaheim, California, to his early professional endeavours as a young adult. It discusses his introduction to dance, the ... More


Provocateur and Philosopher

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 1963, Ruth Krauss published one of her most important poems, “This Breast,” in the Wagner Literary Magazine. That same year, A Beautiful Day, the first of Krauss’s poem plays, made it to the stage ... More


Liverpool 1957–1961

in A Gallery to Play to: The Story of the Mersey Poets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311253
eISBN:
9781846312496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312496.006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

During the 1950s, Liverpool 8 was the only destination other than Soho for aspiring poets, painters, musicians, bohemians, or ‘bon viveur’ on a tight budget. Unlike Soho, it was devoid of ... More


Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America

Amy F. Ogata

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679607
eISBN:
9781452948119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679607.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

This book explores how a perception of children as imaginative and “naturally” creative was constructed, disseminated, and consumed in the United States after World War II. I argue that educational ... More


Constructing Creativity in Postwar America

Amy F. Ogata

in Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679607
eISBN:
9781452948119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679607.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

Chapter 1 examines how demographic shifts toward young families, a rise in wages, and concerns about raising children grew intensely. Amidst debates on affluence and social conformity, psychologists ... More


Educational Toys and Creative Playthings

Amy F. Ogata

in Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679607
eISBN:
9781452948119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679607.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Design

Chapter two shows how the concept of play, imagination, and the educational toy market fortified the notion of childhood creativity. Manufacturers, designers, and even art museums created new toys ... More


Creative Living at home

Amy F. Ogata

in Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679607
eISBN:
9781452948119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679607.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Design

Chapter three explores how the ideal of “creative living” affected all residents of the postwar house. In increasingly informal postwar houses the playroom occupied a strategic place. Toy-like ... More


Building Creativity in Postwar Schools

Amy F. Ogata

in Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679607
eISBN:
9781452948119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679607.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Design

Population shifts, new housing, and the baby boom dictated the need for thousands of new schools. Dramatic changes in the school environment reflected new notions of teaching. Behind these changes ... More


Learning Imagination in Art and Science

Amy F. Ogata

in Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679607
eISBN:
9781452948119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679607.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Design

In the final chapter I discuss how creativity was instilled through postwar public art and science education. In the mid-twentieth century, “creative art” became the general name for all types of art ... More


A Harmless Distemper: Accessing the Classical Underworld in Heywood’s The Silver Age

Margaret Kean

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers how the epic underworld becomes accessible from the early modern London stage. It examines plays by Kyd, Dekker, and others, but the main focus is on Thomas Heywood’s The ... More


Performing Walcott, Performing Homer: Omeros on Stage and Screen

Justine McConnell

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0028
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores three performances of Derek Walcott’s epic poem, Omeros. The first was never realized, but can be traced in the draft scripts and storyboards that Walcott penned for a film of ... More


Radio and Patriotic Work, 1940–1945

Howard Pollack

in The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist's Life and Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190458294
eISBN:
9780190458324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores Latouche’s extensive work in radio during the war years, including notable efforts on behalf of the Allied cause. He began his association with radio writing experimental radio ... More


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