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Kantor, Michael 1961-

Works: 230 works in 356 publications in 2 languages and 13,057 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Musicals  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Historical television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Scenarist, Restager , Editor
Classifications: ML1711.8.N3, 978
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Kantor
The West by Geoffrey C Ward( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
Broadway : The American Musical( Visual )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary series details the razzle-dazzle history of a unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on feature films, rare television moments, archival news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical
Broadway : the American musical by Laurence Maslon( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the Broadway musical theater, including summaries of the shows, photographs of the stars, posters, sheet music, production stills, and essays by theater luminaries
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its progenitors, as well as the evolution of the characters that leapt from the pages over the last 70 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these 'disposable diversions' were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created in large part by immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar industry
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America by Laurence Maslon( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted survey of American comedy from the past century and the achievements of its top contributors includes interviews with such figures as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, and Ellen DeGeneres
Superheroes! : capes, cowls, and the creation of comic book culture by Laurence Maslon( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together again for the first time, here come the greatest comic book superheroes ever assemled between two covers
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians
American Ballet Theatre : a history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ric Burns presents this rich, 75-year history of one of the most respected and revered dance companies in the world. With unprecedented access to the company, witness dramatic live performances, grueling rehearsals, and iconic dances by Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, and many others; as well as rare footage of ballet icons Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and more
Nuts by Olive Lydia Earle( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly discusses the characteristics of thirty-three different kinds of nuts, the plants on which they grow, and their various uses
Broadway musicals : a Jewish legacy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. This entertaining documentary mingles cultural history with illuminating perspectives on the origins and meanings of some of Broadway's most beloved songs, stories and shows
The geography of hope by Stephen Ives( Visual )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A bookish ethnologist named Frank Hamilton Cushing went west to study the Zuñi, ended up joining the tribe, taking an enemy scalp and becoming a war chief
Norman Lear : just another version of you( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Largely responsible for bold American television in the 1970s, Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom. From his childhood and early career with his groundbreaking TV success (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude) and social activism, Lear proved social change was possible through an unlikely prism "laughter" and created some of the greatest moments in television history
Quincy Jones : in the pocket by Quincy Jones( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at Quincy Jones' life and career as a composer, arranger, musician, and producer from his many friends and peers. Includes some behind the scenes and unseen footage
Animals and their ears by Olive Lydia Earle( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the many varieties of ears, visible and invisible, found in the animal kingdom
The grandest enterprise under God( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See how the transcontinental railroad was built, and then how it opened up the West to European settlers and brought on the extermination of the buffalo and the defeat of Southern Plains Indian tribes. Witness the transformation through first-person accounts from Native Americans, European immigrants, Chinese laborers, buffalo hunters, homesteaders from the eastern U.S., and cowboys on the dusty trails leading from Texas
One sky above us( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the 20th century neared, Americans celebrated with the World Columbian Exposition, where they were told that the frontier had closed, but in the real West, for every frontier story that ended, another one began. Some Native Americans waged a struggle to hold onto their traditions in the midst of rapid, overwhelming change, while others chose to learn the white man's ways, hoping to help their families and their tribe. In California, the emerging metropolis of Los Angeles waged yet another battle to control the arid region's most precious commodity--water. Much had changed in the West, but it continued to be what it had always been--a landscape of the imagination, the reservoir of our shared hopes and dreams, a place of both conflict and infinite possibility, and an enduring symbol of something unquestionably American
Empire upon the trails( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West. Hopeful Americans moved onward toward Manifest Destiny, as they determined to make the West--all of it--their own
The speck of the future( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through firsthand accounts, relive the rush for gold and other opportunities in the West and witness the effect of westward migrations on Native Americans. While exploring the adventures of the '49ers on the overland trails and witness the prosperity of the gold rush towns like San Francisco, also learn about broken treaties with the Plains Indians and the slaughter of Native American tribes in California
Ghost dance( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover how mining and industrial expansion changed the West forever, while land rushes and assimilation efforts prolonged the tragedy for Native Americans. Through primary resource materials, explore the West's promise of a better life and learn about a religious movement called the Ghost Dance that swept through dispirited Indian reservations and culminated in the tragedy at Wounded Knee
Fight no more forever( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1870s there were only a few pockets of resistance against the nation's push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. Custer's "Last stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. In Utah, the Mormon patriarch Brigham Young would be forced to choose between saving his church or sacrificing his spiritual son. Farther west, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce would find himself helping to lead one of the most extraordinary military campaigns in American history
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Broadway : the American musical
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Broadway : the American musicalMake 'em laugh : the funny business of AmericaThe geography of hopeThe grandest enterprise under GodOne sky above usEmpire upon the trailsThe speck of the futureGhost danceFight no more forever