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Rosenthal, Sally

Overview
Works: 15 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 3,915 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Musicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Biography  Documentary films  Filmed interviews 
Classifications: ML1711.8.N3, 792.0973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sally Rosenthal
Broadway : The American Musical( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,626 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
Between the folds : a film about finding inspiration in unexpected places by Vanessa Gould( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science. This film chronicles 10 of their stories: three of the world's foremost origami artists, less conventional artists, abstract artists, advanced mathematicians and a remarkable scientist who received a MacArthur Genius Award for his computational origami research. While debates ebb and flow on issues of folding technique, symbolism and purpose, this film shows how closely art and science are intertwined. The medium of paper folding--a simple blank, uncut square--emerges as a metaphor for the creative potential of transformation in all of us
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 798 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 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
Soundbreaking : stories from the cutting edge of recorded music( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music has been a constant in human history, an intermingling of voice and instrument that for all its local variation and increasing sophistication nevertheless endured in more or less the same form for centuries. Then came recording--and music was forever transformed. Soundbreaking, an eight-part event television series, traces this ongoing sonic revolution, and explores the nexus of cutting-edge technology and human artistry that has created the soundtrack of our lives. Featuring more than 160 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists, producers, and music industry pioneers of all time, Soundbreaking charts a century's worth of innovation and experimentation, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds. From the Beatles' groundbreaking use of multi-track technology to the synthesized stylings of Stevie Wonder, from disco-era drum machines to the modern art of sampling, the series highlights the dynamic tension between the artificial and the natural--between the man-made and the god-given--and explores the way in which that tension has continuously redefined not only what we listen to and how we listen to it, but our very sense of what music is and can be. In the end, Soundbreaking makes us hear the songs we love in a whole new way, and illuminates the sonic alchemy by which the music we listen to becomes a fundamental part of who we are
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
Superheroes : the epic history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 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
Honey I'm home! : breadwinners and homemakers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second episode in a six-part series chronicling how comedy has defined the nation's character with commentary by film historians, comedians, writers and producers, spotlighting comedians through the generations who broke the rules to advance the genre. Episode two focusing on television sitcoms starts with George Burns and Gracie Allen, the married couple who moved their popular radio program to television, then continues with clips from The Goldbergs (the first American sit-com), I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family, The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Seinfeld and The Simpsons
When I'm bad, I'm better : the groundbreakers( Visual )

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

The fourth episode in a six-part series chronicling how comedy has defined the nation's character with commentary by film historians, comedians, writers and producers, spotlighting comedians through the generations who broke the rules to advance the genre. Episode four looks a the work of controversial comedians. For the groundbreaks fo comedy getting a laugh and getting at the truth were the same. Looks at the comedy of not only Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin and the Smothers Brothers, but also Mae West, Moms Mabley and Richard Pryor
Never give a sucker an even break : the wiseguys( Visual )

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

The fifth episode in a six-part series chronicling how comedy has defined the nation's character with commentary by film historians, comedians, writers and producers, spotlighting comedians through the generations who broke the rules to advance the genre. Episode five looks at the comedy of W.C. Fields, Groucho Marx, Jack Benny, Phil Silvers, Joan Rivers, Paul Lynde, Redd Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and Larry David
Sock it to me? : Satire and parody( Visual )

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

The final episode in a six-part series chronicling how comedy has defined the nation's character with commentary by film historians, comedians, writers and producers, spotlighting comedians through the generations who broke the rules to advance the genre. Episode six includes clips and discussions of Will Rogers, Abbot and Costello, Sid Caesar, Johnny Carson, Tom Hehrer, Alan Sherman, song lyrics by Tom Lehrer and Allan Sherman, Carol Burnett, Mel Brooks, Laugh In, Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Includes commentary on the current practice of politicians using appearances on talk shows to promote their political careers
Slip on a banana peel : the knockabouts( Visual )

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

The third episode in a six-part series chronicling how comedy has defined the nation's character with commentary by film historians, comedians, writers and producers, spotlighting comedians through the generations who broke the rules to advance the genre. Episode three looks at physical comedy, with Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges, Martin and Lewis, Lucille Ball and Jim Carrey
Broadway : the American musical( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hosted by Julie Andrews, 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
Would ya hit a guy with glasses? : nerds, jerks, and oddballs( Visual )

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

The first episode in a six-part series chronicling how comedy has defined the nation's character with commentary by film historians, comedians, writers and producers, spotlighting comedians through the generations who broke the rules to advance the genre. Episode one focuses on the comedy type "The misfit" and includes clips by silent film legend Harold Lloyd, Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jonathan Winters, Andy Kaufman, Robin Williams, Cheech & Chong, Woody Allen and Steve Martin
 
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