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Buzz : the life and art of Busby Berkeley

Author: Jeffrey Spivak
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2011] ©2011
Series: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a telling portrait of the filmmaker who revolutionized the musical and changed the world of choreography through such films as 42nd Street (1933), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), Footlight  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Busby Berkeley; Busby Berkeley; Busby Berkeley
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Spivak
ISBN: 9780813126432 0813126436
OCLC Number: 639159467
Description: x, 367 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
Actress and son --
In formation --
The show fixer --
A cyclopean vision --
The cinematerpsichorean --
The cancerous tire --
Post-traumatic inspiration --
Buzz's babes --
Art and audacity --
The stage debacle --
Inconsolable --
One last at bat --
Jumping, tapping, diving --
Out of sight --
The ringmaster --
Remember my forgotten director --
The figurehead --
The palmy days --
Epilogue --
On Busby Berkeley's memoirs --
Appendix : the works of Busby Berkeley.
Series Title: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Responsibility: Jeffrey Spivak.

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"Not only is Buzz the source material for [an] upcoming movie, but it's an invaluable resource on the ups and downs of Berkeley's life." -- Journeys In Classic Film ""[Spivak] writes the direct and Read more...

 
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