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“For Broadway one must be clever and Catherine Littlefield is very clever.”: Anonymous

Sharon Skeel

in Catherine Littlefield: A Life in Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190654542
eISBN:
9780190654573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654542.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Dance

Catherine earns Sonja Henie’s trust and helps make her skating more balletic. She also adapts ballets to ice for the Center Theatre shows. She moves to Manhattan and dates barrel jumper Jimmy Caesar ... More


“An enormous macédoine of musical comedy, patriotism, and burlesque, spangled with American history—that is ‘American Jubilee.’ ”: Anonymous

Sharon Skeel

in Catherine Littlefield: A Life in Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190654542
eISBN:
9780190654573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654542.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

Joan McCracken leaves the Littlefields to perform at Radio City Music Hall and eventually on Broadway. Catherine stages dances for the large-scale “American Jubilee” pageant at the World’s Fair in ... More


The musical star

Gillian Kelly

in Tyrone Power: Gender, Genre and Image in Classical Hollywood Cinema

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474452946
eISBN:
9781474495264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452946.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at Power’s work within the genre of musicals. Despite his lack of singing and dancing ability, he was cast as the lead in five musicals between 1937 and 1939, although he made no ... More


Catherine Littlefield: A Life in Dance

Sharon Skeel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190654542
eISBN:
9780190654573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654542.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Born in Philadelphia in 1905, Catherine Littlefield first learns dancing from her mother, Caroline (called Mommie), who was an expert pianist, and from a local dancing master, C. Ellwood Carpenter. ... More


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