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Song in the Dark The Birth of the Musical Film

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ISBN-10: 0195377346

ISBN-13: 9780195377347

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Richard Barrios

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Drawing on meticulous research, sharp wit, and insightful analysis, Richard Barrios illuminates the origins of the movie musical in this extensively revised and updated edition of his highly acclaimed A Song in the Dark. From Warner Bros. and Jolson, to the Oscar-winning Broadway Melody and beyond, here is the whole funny and peculiar history of these films, their creators, and their audiences. Ranging from the smash hits of The Singing Fool and Sunny Side Up to bizarre flops like Golden Dawn and Cecil B. DeMille's Madam Satan, they form a body of work unlike anything else in the history of popular entertainment. Here too are legendary performers, directors, and composers: from Fannie…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 9.21" wide x 6.10" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Vitaphone Prelude
The Sound Barrier
"You Were Meant for Me"
On with the Show!p75
Finding a Voice
Dueling Mammies
Hollywood, Revued
Broadway Babies
"With All Its Original Stage Enchantment"
Just Imagine
The Cuckoos
Of Viennese Nights and Golden Dawns
Is It a Musical?
The March of Time
Voices in the Wilderness
"We're in the Money"
The Past as Prologue
Notes on Lost Films
A Selective Discography: The First Musicals on Record
Source Notes
Selected Bibliography