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Hollywood, Revued

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

Another distinctive trend was the all-star revue film, as produced by most of the major studios. Each would serve as a guidepost to its company's reigning aesthetic as it addressed the new world of ... More


Wonders of Manhattan: Professional Beginnings in New York in the 1950s

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter surveys the early professional careers of Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock in New York during the 1950s. Harnick wrote music for television and for cabaret singers. His earliest songs for ... More


Performing within Primitivism: Baker on the French Silent Screen

Hannah Durkin

in Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham: Dances in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042621
eISBN:
9780252051463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042621.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines Baker’s two feature-length silent films, La Revue des revues and La Sirène des tropiques (both 1927). It shows how their staging of Baker’s dancing body plays into ... More


Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian Periodicals in English and French, 1925-1960

Faye Hammill and Michelle Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381403
eISBN:
9781781382332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381403.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

A century ago, the golden age of magazine publishing coincided with the beginning of a golden age of travel. Images of speed and flight dominated the pages of the new mass-market periodicals. This ... More


Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Whatever audiences craved, whether it was gorgeous girls, catchy tunes, the latest dance craze, or zany humor, the Ziegfeld Follies gave it to them. The producer of the Follies, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., ... More


Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Jeffrey Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

“The mob is always right” was the idea that charged Irving Berlin’s career in American popular music. Taking off from that claim, this book represents a wide-ranging exploration of America’s greatest ... More


Irving Berlin’s Theater

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Berlin’s conception of musical theater grew from his experiences performing in the saloons of New York’s Lower East Side in the early twentieth century. The term Lower East Side Aesthetic encompasses ... More


Berlin’s Follies, 1918–19

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

In his wartime revue Yip Yip Yaphank (1918) and his contributions to the Ziegfeld Follies of 1919, Berlin found creative freedom under restrictions imposed by external circumstances. In Yaphank he ... More


“America’s Greatest Show”: The Music Box Revues, 1921–24

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

When Berlin teamed up with producer Sam H. Harris in 1920, the partnership launched a new theater called the Music Box and a series of revues named after it. The Music Box Revues carved out a unique ... More


“An Ideal Combination”: Berlin, Kaufman and Co., 1920s–30s

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

In the 1920s and 1930s, Berlin worked with gifted comedy writers associated with George S. Kaufman. The Cocoanuts (1925), a madcap spoof about the fad for land speculation in Florida, set the tone. ... More


Musical Theater of War: This Is the Army, 1942–45

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

When America went to war again, Berlin responded by turning his revue-writing impulse again to patriotic ends. Invited to revise Yip Yip Yaphank for a new era, Berlin created This Is the Army (1942) ... More


Childhood and Youth: The Formation of an Intellectual and Aesthete

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter sets the stage by informing the reader about Blum’s family and friends, their influence on his life, his education, and his development as a critic and writer. His older brother Léon was ... More


Fifteen Cents a Dance

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

The Pan family moves to Hollywood where Hermes and Vasso discover that securing work in musical films is more difficult than they had imagined. Hermes acquires a variety of odd jobs before taking a ... More


Balzac and the Literary Reviews, October 1830—August 1831

TIM FARRANT

in Balzac's Shorter Fictions: Genesis and Genre

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198151975
eISBN:
9780191710247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151975.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Over a third of Balzac’s stories were written between October 1830 and the end of 1832. This remarkable flowering began with his stories published in literary reviews, principally the Revue de Paris, ... More


Tombeau de Claude Debussy: The Early Reception of the Late Works

Marianne Wheeldon

in Rethinking Debussy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755639
eISBN:
9780199894932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755639.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1920 Henry Prunières dedicated an issue of La Revue Musicale to the achievements of Debussy. This publication is significant because it documents the beginnings of the composer's posthumous ... More


From the Great War to White Christmas: The Long Reach of Irving Berlin’s Yip Yip Yaphank

Jeffrey Magee

in Over Here, Over There: Transatlantic Conversations on the Music of World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042706
eISBN:
9780252051562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042706.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Irving Berlin’s all-soldier World War I revue, Yip Yip Yaphank, made a unique impact on Broadway in 1918 and in Berlin’s work for decades to come. The show forged a compelling and comic connection ... More


Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Jennifer Robertson

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The all-female Takarazuka Revue is world-famous today for its rococo musical productions, including gender-bending love stories, torridly romantic liaisons in foreign settings, and fanatically ... More


Classicism of the Twenties

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Classicism of the Twenties: Art, Music, and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226183985
eISBN:
9780226184036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184036.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter begins with a look at classicizing techniques used purely formally by certain creative artists in works without a classical orientation. It then turns to thinkers who urged a return to ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

An exploration and analysis of the intricate relationships in the Takarazuka Revue forms one of the repeating, looping themes of this book, which is more than just a sustained piece of theater ... More


Ambivalence and Popular Culture

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Takarazuka Revue is simultaneously a popular and mass-cultural formation, a contested icon of modernity, and a site of struggle over the relationship of sex, gender, and sexuality. This chapter ... More


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