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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/9780813147215.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a thorough examination of the production and reception of the Joseph Pasternak-Judy Garland-Gene Kelly film Summer Stock (1950). Topics include: Garland’s mounting personal ... More


Metro-Goldwyn-Schary

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/9780813147215.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, the administrative changes at M-G-M and subsequent effects on the Metro product (post-WWII) are discussed. Louis B. Mayer’s truncated role as studio head is explored, as is the ... More


On the Stage and Small Screen

Christina Rice

in Mean...Moody...Magnificent!: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813181080
eISBN:
9780813181110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813181080.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at Jane’s handful of acting jobs on television and her transition from film to summer stock performances. Also discussed is Jane’s full-blown affair with another man and the ... More


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Eve Golden

in Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn't Help It

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180953
eISBN:
9780813180960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180953.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1965 and '66, Matt Cimber directs Jayne in what will be her last starring film, the indie drama Single Room Furnished (released posthumously). She continues her summer stock and dinner theater ... More


Broadway Baby

Kevin Winkler

in Everything is Choreography: The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190090739
eISBN:
9780190090760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090739.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

This chapter discusses Tommy Tune’s dance and theater training in his native Texas and his early career in New York, where he immediately found work as a dancer. He appeared in the ensemble of three ... More


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