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Bob Fosse : dancing on the edge

Author: Andrew Rothstein; Arts and Entertainment Network.; A & E Home Video (Firm)
Publisher: U.S. : A & E Television Networks ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video Group, ©1999.
Series: Biography.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biography of dancer-choreographer Bob Fosse, with commentaries and assessments by friends, colleagues, and reviewers. Among the topics covered are his childhood dance training in Chicago ; his early performing experience in burlesque ; his partnerships with and marriages to Mary Ann Niles and Joan McCracken ; his first success as choreographer of the musical Pajama game ; his choreography for Damn Yankees, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dance
Biographies
Video
Interviews
Named Person: Bob Fosse; Gwen Verdon; Gwen Verdon; Ann Reinking; Ann Reinking; Liza Minnelli; Liza Minnelli; Clive Barnes; Roy Scheider; Roy Scheider; Kathryn Doby; Jack Kroll; Neil Simon; Mary Ann Niles; Joan McCracken; Nicole Fosse
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Rothstein; Arts and Entertainment Network.; A & E Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0767022076 9780767022071
OCLC Number: 45373166
Credits: Executive producer, Tom Seligson ; supervising producer, Brett Alexander ; editor, Daniel Glucksman ; original music, P.J. Cardinal.
Performer(s): Host: Harry Smith.
Narrator: John Roberts.
Interviewees: Charles Grass, Marianne Fosse-Dimos, Gwen Verdon, Ann Reinking, Liza Minnelli, Clive Barnes, Roy Scheider, Kathryn Doby, Jack Kroll, Neil Simon.
Description: 1 videocassette (46 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Biography.
Responsibility: A & E Home Video ; CBS News Productions ; produced by Andrew Rothstein.

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Biography of dancer-choreographer Bob Fosse, with commentaries and assessments by friends, colleagues, and reviewers. Among the topics covered are his childhood dance training in Chicago ; his early performing experience in burlesque ; his partnerships with and marriages to Mary Ann Niles and Joan McCracken ; his first success as choreographer of the musical Pajama game ; his choreography for Damn Yankees, and the beginning of his enduring relationship with Gwen Verdon, later his wife and mother of his daughter Nicole ; his films Sweet Charity and Cabaret ; Ann Reinking's ascendancy as his muse ; the many autobiographical elements of his film All that jazz. Dance excerpts include Fosse's solo in the "Alleycats" dance from My sister Eileen, and the "Steam heat" number from Pajama game. Fosse is also seen on the set of the film Sweet Charity, which he directed and choreographed.

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