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Themes of Heterogeneity and Pluralism: Ballet in New York City, 1909–1934

Jessica Zeller

in Shapes of American Ballet: Teachers and Training before Balanchine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190296681
eISBN:
9780190296728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190296681.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

As the largest city in America, and the metropolis that most closely reflected the mood of a nation in flux during the early twentieth century, New York City is the locus of this study; it was a hub ... More


“What Will You Be? It’s Up to You!”

Holly Van Leuven

in Ray Bolger: More than a Scarecrow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190639044
eISBN:
9780190639075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639044.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Ray Bolger was descended from Irish Catholic Republicans. Chapter 1 explores his origins in Boston, including details of his nuclear family. Also discussed is Bolger’s pre-entertainment career of ... More


Ray Bolger: More than a Scarecrow

Holly Van Leuven

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190639044
eISBN:
9780190639075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639044.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Ray Bolger: More Than a Scarecrow is the first book-length biography of the American eccentric dancer and popular culture figure, best known for his role in the 1939 film musical The Wizard of Oz. ... More


All-Colored Comedy: 1934–1936

Constance Valis Hill

in Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers, 20th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197523971
eISBN:
9780197524008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197523971.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

Musical comedy films made by the Nicholas Brothers bring to light the staggering racist stereotyping that existed in Hollywood in the thirties. In the Minstrel Night scene in Kid Millions (1934), ... More


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