Powell, Eleanor 1912-1982
Most widely held works about Eleanor Powell
Most widely held works by Eleanor Powell
Broadway melody of 1940 ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
A backstage yarn about two hoofers, Johnny Brett and King Shaw, who are an ambitious dance team working in a dance hall for little or nothing. A mistake in names shoots King instead of Johnny into the lead of a Broadway musical. On opening night King is unable to perform due to intoxication, and Johnny is forced to perform to save his partner's reputation. The show's producers realize their mistake in identity and all is resolved.
That's dancing ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and French and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Presents musical film sequences with over 50 famous dancers from film, ballet, and Broadway.
Born to dance ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Eleanor Powell and James Stewart star in this legendary musical about a sailor on leave in New York who falls for a struggling dancer.
Rosalie ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Dick Thorpe (Nelson Eddy), a West Point football hero, falls in love with Princess Rosalie (Eleanor Powell), who is studying at Vassar. Thorpe does not know that Rosalie is a princess. After graduation, he flies to Romanza to visit her not knowing she has become engaged to another. The romantic entanglements are eventually straightened out in this zany musical.
Broadway melody of 1938 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
On her way to the top, a girl who dreams of "making it big" on Broadway, has two memorable encounters-- a racehorse named Stargazer whose winning ways could help to make her dream come true and with a romantic and dashing Broadway producer-composer who makes it all happen.
That's entertainment. Part II ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
A celebration of show-stopping music, dance and comedy with a cast of superstars.
Broadway melody of 1936 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Lovely, gifted Irene Foster (Eleanor Powell) hopes that her childhood sweetheart-turned Broadway producer Robert Gordon (Robert Taylor) will recognize her--and her talent. Gordon is too busy sparring with a dirt-dishing gossip columnist (Jack Benny) to notice, but his wisecracking, heart-of-gold secretary (Una Merkel) certainly does. She and Irene muse use their wits to show him what he's missing!
Lady be good ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
A husband and wife songwriting team know how to turn out the hits, but when it comes to marriage, they can't seem to hit anything but sour notes.
At home abroad by Arthur Schwartz ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Broadway melody of 1936 Broadway melody of 1938 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
An Albany girl-next-door poses as France's and Broadway's exotic La Belle Arlette. The '38 tale has her portraying a horse trainer who's just as much at ease in taps and tuxedo as she is in riding boots and jodhpurs.
Born to dance Lady be good ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Born to dance: "A break-a-leg tale of an understudy turned Broadway star"--Container. Lady be good: Powell plays a friend and matchmaker to two struggling songwriters (adapted from container).
Originals - Musical comedy, 1909-1935 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Ship ahoy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
A leggy lead dancer on a cruise ship who is asked to transport a mine to Puerto Rico. Eager to aid the war effort, she agrees, but neither she nor her pulp-fiction author beau knows she's actually working for spies - who got the idea from one of his potboiler novels.
I dood it ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Comedy legend Red Skelton is Joe Reynolds, an air-headed pants-presser and stage-door-Johnny who "borrows" expensive suits from customers, hoping to impress his dream girl, Broadway star Constance Shaw (Eleanor Powell). But the ruse works a little too well, and an incredulous Joe finds himself 'hitched' to the freshly jilted Constance. Red's head-over-heels in love -- but how can he keep her once she's hip to his lowly status?
Honolulu ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Handsome movie heartthrob Brooks Mason (Robert Young) is tired of being besieged by adoring fans. When he meets his exact double, a shy Hawaiian plantation owner named George Smith (also play by Young), they decide to switch for a month. Masons sails to Hawaii, falls in love with a beautiful dancer (Eleanor Powell). Smith is sent to a New York hospital, thanks to overzealous fans. The unique comedy of George Burns and Gracie Allen add to the fun in the hilarious tale of mistaken identities and true love.
Classic musicals from the dream factory. Vol. 3 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Broadway melody of 1936 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Lovely, gifted Irene Foster hopes that her childhood sweetheart-turned Broadway producer Robert Gordon will recognize her--and her talent. Gordon is too busy sparring with a dirt-dishing gossip columnist to notice, but his wisecracking, heart-of-gold secretary certainly does. She and Irene must use their wits to show him what he's missing!
Thousands cheer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Aerialist-turned-G.I. romances a colonel's daughter. But the real story is the most spectacular camp show in military history, featuring skits and songs.
Hooray for Hollywood ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Born to dance original sound track recording by Cole Porter ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
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