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Salvaging The Great Waltz

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

MGM hired Fleming to fix up The Great Waltz, a fictionalized account of the life and career of the composer Johann Strauss Jr. Frenchman Julien Duvivier directed the film, but MGM, unsatisfied with ... More


The Impossible Dream

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/9780199925674.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter eighteen begins with the making and release of The Great Waltz, an old-fashioned roadshow musical biopic of Johann Strauss produced by MGM and directed by Andrew Stone (Song of Norway). It ... More


Concert for the Cheka

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recalls the time she met and became friends with Miliza Korjus, her childhood idol, at the backstage of the Shriner Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1966. Miliza was not ... More


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