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, c2009
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 128 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in

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matcat44
Dec 01, 2018

Wonderful to see what amazing talent there was. Nobody will ever dance like Fred Astaire.
Great entertainment.

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ThomasJWhiting
Sep 18, 2018

VERY GOOD 1950's segment of Hollywood Singing and Dancing series. Lots of fine film cuts and analysis of post war Hollywood musicals.

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EssanayPaul
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

Fantastic!

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