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Red, Hot & Blue: A Smithsonian Salute to the American Musical

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Lavishly illustrated, Red, Hot & Blue showcases Hollywood and Broadway musical from its immigrant roots in nineteenth-century vaudeville, through its heyday on both the "Great White Way" and the silver screen, to its retrospective role today in such revivals as Show Boat. Its title taken from Cole Porter's 1936 musical, the book spotlights the performers, composers, lyricists, impresarios, choreographers, designers, and directors who collectively reinvented American culture though this most extravagant of twentieth-century art forms. Chronicling the "fine romance" between the audience and its musical icons, the authors portray the personalities who pushed boundaries of style and content to create an increasingly sophisticated melange of story, song, and dance. They show, too, how musicals have evoked two deeply ingrained national impulses: one, a nostalgia for a gentler, rural past, as seen in Oklahoma!, Meet Me in St. Louis, and The Music Man; the other an energetic embrace of the urban landscape, as expressed in On the Town, Guys and Dolls, and West Side Story.

Description:

Includes bibliography (p. 252-253), discography (p. 254-261), and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560986980
Foreword:
Hart, Kitty Carlisle
Foreword:
Hart, Kitty Carlisle
Foreword:
Hart, Kitty Carlisle
Author:
Bowers, Dwight Blocker
Author:
Henderson, Amy
Author:
HENDERSON A
Author:
Hart, Kitty Carlisle
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
Washington :
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Musicals
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
History - American
Subject:
Exhibitions
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
Musical films
Subject:
Musical films -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Musicals
Series Volume:
1948
Publication Date:
19960917
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
12.35x9.34x.97 in. 3.79 lbs.

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