Hollywood Musicals

Hollywood Musicals

The 101 Greatest Song-and-dance Movies of All Time

Book - 2010
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A spectacular, information-packed celebration of the most beloved movie musicals, from My Fair Lady and Singing in the Rain to Moulin Rouge and High School Musical .

The follow-up hit to the bestselling and acclaimed Broadway Musicals , Hollywood Musicals pays grand tribute to the 101 most popular and enduring musical movies. Beginning in 1927 and continuing to the present it celebrates all of the greatest films of the genre including Yankee Doodle Dandy , Cabaret , Meet Me in St. Louis , The Wizard of Oz , The King and I , A Star is Born , West Side Story , Funny Face , The Jazz Singer , and All That Jazz , as well as more recent movie musicals such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hedwig and the Angry Inch .

Organized alphabetically, each film is featured across several spreads, which are jam-packed with expert commentary that places the film in historical and cultural context. Also included are features on the film's creators and cast, plot synopses, song lists, production details, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, original movie posters, and much more. Beautifully reproduced photographs of the most memorable and pivotal scenes, the stars, and off-camera shots adorn the pages and illuminate the text. Sidebars include cast albums, flops, the greatest scores, and lesser-known musicals.
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal : Workman Pub. [distributor], c2010.
ISBN: 9781579128487
1579128483
Branch Call Number: 791.4375/BLOOM
Characteristics: 287 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm.

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HCL_staff_reviews Dec 01, 2016

I love musicals. I love "Top X" lists. So I clearly love the combination of those two things. Buzzfeed and YouTube are wonderful for quick Top 10 or even Top 23, but for the really great lists you have to check out this book. Get pictures, anecdotes, and production information of the top 101 greatest musicals out of Hollywood. Includes mini-lists inside of it like "Best Non-Disney Animated Musicals" works and "Best Jewish Musicals" and fun stories. Not perfectly up-to-date - I suspect that Les Miserables would at least get a nod if it was published today - but still a wonderful treasure trove of classic and modern Hollywood musicals. -- Cassandra J., St. Anthony Library

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