Broadway goes hollywood musical comedy in American cinema /

Beginning with the release of The Jazz Singer in 1927, this program provides a detailed look inside that most distinctly American of film traditions, the musical comedy. Interviews with dancer Cyd Charisse, famous for her starring roles in MGM musicals, and Hermes Pan, renowned choreographer and col...

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Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group., Wichita Films.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
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Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 06, 2009.
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Summary: Beginning with the release of The Jazz Singer in 1927, this program provides a detailed look inside that most distinctly American of film traditions, the musical comedy. Interviews with dancer Cyd Charisse, famous for her starring roles in MGM musicals, and Hermes Pan, renowned choreographer and collaborator with Fred Astaire, help to illuminate the advent and evolution of the genre. Excerpts and behind-the-scenes accounts from Singin' in the Rain, 42nd Street, Second Chorus, Flying Down to Rio, The Wizard of Oz, and many other films are included. Specific topics include the impact of the Hays Code, the influence of African-American dance styles, and the decline of the musical during the 1960s.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 06, 2009.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
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Audience: 6 & up.
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