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Ghost Light Films

Overview
Works: 48 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 3,965 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Musicals  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Filmed interviews  Television mini-series 
Classifications: ML1711.8.N3, 792.0973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ghost Light Films
Broadway : The American Musical( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary series tells the story of the musical and theatre history on Broadway in New York City
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 827 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 471 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
Broadway musicals : a Jewish legacy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 263 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
Broadway, the American musical( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1st 2 episodes of a 6-part documentary series chronicling the entire history of the Broadway musical from 1893-2004. Each episode explores a different era in American musical theatre, spotlighting the Broadway shows and songs that defined that period. Featuring on-camera interviews with many of the pricipals involved in the development of the medium, the series draws on a wealth of rare performance footage and newly-restored film clips
Broadway, the American musical( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last 2 episodes of a 6-part documentary series chronicling the entire history of the Broadway musical from 1893-2004. Each episode explores a different era in American musical theatre, spotlighting the Broadway shows and songs that defined that period. Featuring on-camera interviews with many of the pricipals involved in the development of the medium, the series draws on a wealth of rare performance footage and newly-restored film clips
Broadway, the American musical( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 3rd-4th episodes of a 6-part documentary series chronicling the entire history of the Broadway musical from 1893-2004. Each episode explores a different era in American musical theatre, spotlighting the Broadway shows and songs that defined that period. Featuring on-camera interviews with many of the pricipals involved in the development of the medium, the series draws on a wealth of rare performance footage and newly-restored film clips
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superheroes are enthusiastically embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic Superman movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen brings new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and politicized world
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s, a new breed of superhero emerges in pages of Marvel Comics, inspired by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk and others are the first to have 'problems' with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with Adam West, Stan Lee, Joe Simon, Lynda Carter, Jerry Robinson, and more
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950s, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation
Broadway : the American musical( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary series chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. By drawing on a wealth of archival news footage, lost and found television moments, original cast recordings, still photos, feature films, diaries, journals, intimate first-person accounts, dramatic re-creations, and interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical, it offers the most comprehensive exploration of musical theater ever presented on television
Make 'em laugh. the funny business of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hosted by Billy Crystal and narrate by Amy Sedaris, this set presents a 6-episode series chronicling a century of America's funniest entertainment and its most legendary comedians
Make 'em laugh. the funny business of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hosted by Billy Crystal and narrate by Amy Sedaris, this set presents a 6-episode series chronicling a century of America's funniest entertainment and its most legendary comedians
Make 'em laugh. the funny business of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hosted by Billy Crystal and narrate by Amy Sedaris, this set presents a 6-episode series chronicling a century of America's funniest entertainment and its most legendary comedians
Broadway, the American musical( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1: When Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. first hit New York in 1893, the intersection of Broadway and 42nd was nobody's idea of "the crossroads of the world." But by 1913, "'The Ziegfeld Follies' really were an amalgamation of everything that was happening in America, in New York, at that time," says writer Philip Furia. "Flo Ziegfeld was like the Broadway equivalent of the melting pot itself." Ziegfeld's story introduces many of the era's key figures: Irving Berlin, a Russian immigrant who became the voice of assimilated America; entertainers like Jewish comedienne Fanny Brice and African American Bert Williams, who became America's first "crossover" artists; and the brash Irish American George M. Cohan, whose song-and-dance routines embodied the energy of Broadway. This is also the story of the onset of World War I and the Red Summer of 1919, when labor unrest swept the nation -- and Broadway. The episode culminates in Ziegfeld's 1927 production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's far-sighted masterpiece, "Show Boat." With the Great Depression, the Ziegfeld era became a memory. Part 2: Gossip columnist Walter Winchell gave Broadway a nickname that becomes synonymous with all of New York: "It is the Big Apple, the goal of all ambitions, the pot of gold at the end of a drab and somewhat colorless rainbow." With the advent of Prohibition and the Jazz Age, America convulsed with energy and change, and nowhere was the riotous mix of classes and cultures more dramatically on display than Broadway. "There was this period in which everybody was leaping across borders and boundaries," says director/producer George C. Wolfe. "There was this incredible cross-fertilization, cultural appropriation." While brash American women flapped their way to newfound freedoms, heroines of Broadway like Marilyn Miller became a testament to pluck and luck. It was the age of "Whoopee" and the "Charleston," "Runnin' Wild" and the "George White Scandals."
Broadway, the American musical( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1: West Side Story" not only brought untraditional subject matter to the musical stage, it ushered in a new breed of director/choreographer who insisted on performers who could dance, sing and act. But by the time Jerome Robbins' last original musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," closed after a record run of 3,242 performances in 1972, the world of Broadway had changed forever. Rock 'n' roll, civil rights, and the Vietnam War ushered in new talents, many trained by the retiring masters, taking musical theater in daring new directions with innovative productions like "Hair," the first Broadway musical with an entire score of rock music. Part 2: Legendary as the "Abominable Showman," notorious producer David Merrick reconquered Broadway in 1980 with a smash adaptation of the movie musical "42nd Street." But soon the biggest hits were arriving from an unexpected source -- London. Producer Cameron Mackintosh redefined the business of show business as "Cats," "Les Misřables," "The Phantom of the Opera," and "Miss Saigon" became international blockbusters
Broadway, the American musical( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1: The Great Depression proved to be a dynamic period of creative growth on Broadway, and a dichotomy in the musical theater emerged. Productions like Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" offered glamour and high times as an escape, while others -- such as "Of Thee I Sing," which satirized the American political system, and the remarkable WPA production of "The Cradle Will Rock," about a steel strike -- dealt directly with the era's social and political concerns. When Bing Crosby recorded "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime," the doleful Broadway ballad took the hit parade by surprise. Part 2: The new partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changed the face of Broadway forever, beginning with the record-breaking "Oklahoma!" in 1943, featuring a landmark ballet by Agnes de Mille. "Carousel" and "South Pacific" then set the standard for decades to come by pioneering a musical where story is all-important. For challenging the country to confront its deep-seated racial bigotry, "South Pacific" won the Pulitzer Prize. In "On the Town," an exuberant team of novices -- Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins -- captured the energy, humor, and pathos of New York City during World War II. Irving Berlin triumphed again with "Annie Get Your Gun," featuring Ethel Merman and the unofficial anthem of the American musical theater, "There's No Business Like Show Business."
Superheroes : the epic history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superheroes, a never-ending battle: 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
Broadway, the American musical( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gossip columnist Walter Winchell gave Broadway a nickname that becomes synonymous with all of New York: "It is the Big Apple, the goal of all ambitions, the pot of gold at the end of a drab and somewhat colorless rainbow." With the advent of Prohibition and the Jazz Age, America convulsed with energy and change, and nowhere was the riotous mix of classes and cultures more dramatically on display than Broadway. "There was this period in which everybody was leaping across borders and boundaries," says director/producer George C. Wolfe. "There was this incredible cross-fertilization, cultural appropriation." While brash American women flapped their way to newfound freedoms, heroines of Broadway like Marilyn Miller became a testament to pluck and luck. It was the age of "Whoopee" and the "Charleston," "Runnin' Wild" and the "George White Scandals."
 
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