Hollywood Singing and Dancing

Hollywood Singing and Dancing

The 1950s, The Golden Era of the Musical

DVD - 2009
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Examines the history of Hollywood musical films. This program covers the 1950s, exploring how the post-war years were alive with bold experimentation. Later in the decade, rock & roll became the musical of choice for the younger generation and movie musicals followed suit. Highlights include films based on Broadway musicals like "The king and I," "Oklahoma!," "Carousel," and "South Pacific," and stars including Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Esther Williams, Jane Powell, Judy Garland, Mitzi Gaynor, Leslie Caron, Doris Day, Debbie Reynolds, Elvis Presley, and Pat Boone.
Publisher: [North Hollywood, Calif.?] : Great Musical Treasures, ©2009
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.436578 HOLLYWOOD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 128 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 01, 2017

The final decade of the Golden Era of Hollywood Musicals is well covered here. Those who worked on these classic films share their memories and trivia about these productions. The intrusion of Television and it's offerings of song & dance into viewers homes is discussed with vintage kinescope clips.

tomato Nov 27, 2009



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