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Broadway, the American musical. [Part 1], Give my regards to broadway (1893-1927)

Author: Julie AndrewsGhost Light Films.WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.British Broadcasting Corporation.All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2004]
Edition/Format:   Video   Visual material   Computer File : English
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Andrews; Ghost Light Films.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Carlton International.; PBS Video.; VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
OCLC Number: 123288237
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2004.
Performer(s): Host: Julie Andrews.
Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sound, color with black and white sequences
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; Online video system requirements: QuickTime 7 player (or equivalent).
Responsibility: a co-production of Ghost Light Films, Thirteen/WNET New York, NHK and BBC in association with Carlton International ; produced by Jeff Dupre, Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; written by Marc Fields, Michael Kantor & Laurence Maslon ; directed by Michael Kantor.

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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.

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