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The Resource When Broadway went to Hollywood, Ethan Mordden

When Broadway went to Hollywood, Ethan Mordden

Label
When Broadway went to Hollywood
Title
When Broadway went to Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
Ethan Mordden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the late 1920s, Broadway was thriving, and New York had produced dozens of prodigious songwriting talents: Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser, and Jerry Herman, to name a few. When The Jazz Singer became the first film to integrate synchronized music in 1927, many ambitious pioneers of the Great White Way were enticed westward by the studios' promises of national exposure and top dollar success. But what happens when writers native to the business of Broadway run into the very different business of Hollywood? Hollywood had its producer despots, its stacking of writing teams on a single project, its use of five or six songs per story where Broadway fit in a dozen, and it was uncomfortable with characters bursting into song on the street, your living room, or "a cottage small by a waterfall." Did the movies give theatre writers a chance to expand their art, or did mass marketing ruin the musical's quintessential charm? Is it possible to trace the history of the musical through both stage and screen manifestations, or did Broadway and Hollywood give rise to two wholly irreconcilable art forms? And, finally, did any New York writer or writing team create a film musical as enthralling and timeless as their work for the stage? In When Broadway Went to Hollywood, writer and celebrated steward of musical theatre Ethan Mordden directs his unmistakable wit and whimsy to these challenging questions and more
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mordden, Ethan
Dewey number
791.43/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML2075
LC item number
.M652 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goria, A
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Motion picture music
  • Musical films
  • Motion picture music
  • Musical films
  • United States
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Musicals
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Broadway & Musicals
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Musicals
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Broadway & Musicals
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Broadway & Musicals
  • Musical films
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Musicals
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video
  • Filmmusical
  • Los Angeles- Hollywood
  • Broadway
Label
When Broadway went to Hollywood, Ethan Mordden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first Hollywood musicals -- De Sylva, Brown, and Henderson -- Irving Berlin -- George and Ira Gershwin -- Rodgers and Hart -- Jerome Kern -- Cole Porter -- Operetta -- Johnny Mercer, Frank Loesser, and Harold Arlen -- Direct from Broadway -- Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe -- The last Hollywood musicals
Control code
ocn945121399
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 257 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199395408
Lccn
2016012583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026642314
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199395408
  • (OCoLC)945121399
Label
When Broadway went to Hollywood, Ethan Mordden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first Hollywood musicals -- De Sylva, Brown, and Henderson -- Irving Berlin -- George and Ira Gershwin -- Rodgers and Hart -- Jerome Kern -- Cole Porter -- Operetta -- Johnny Mercer, Frank Loesser, and Harold Arlen -- Direct from Broadway -- Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe -- The last Hollywood musicals
Control code
ocn945121399
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 257 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199395408
Lccn
2016012583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026642314
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199395408
  • (OCoLC)945121399

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