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Author: Max Wilk; Michael Kantor; Buddy Squires; Ghost Light Films.
Publisher: [Westport, Conn.], 1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Raw interview footage used for the documentary Broadway, the American musical. Playwright, screenwriter, and author Max Wilk discusses the history of the American theater. Topics of discussion include the origins of Broadway in various indigenous art forms, including burlesque, vaudeville and operetta; musical comedy and its comic stars such as Fanny Brice, Lou Holtz, Jimmy Durante, and Charles Butterworth; the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and factual works
Musicals
Unedited footage
Interviews
Named Person: Max Wilk; Fanny Brice; Lou Holtz; Jimmy Durante; George M Cohan; Irving Berlin; Bert Williams; Vernon Castle; Irene Castle; Richard Rodgers; Lorenz Hart
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Max Wilk; Michael Kantor; Buddy Squires; Ghost Light Films.
OCLC Number: 105348981
Notes: Videocassette one: 50 min. Videocassette two: 35 min.
Copy of transcript available.
This interview is one of a group of interviews with 90 individuals used in making the documentary Broadway, the American musical. The completed production is available on NCOX 2058.
Credits for completed production from pbs.org: A film by Michael Kantor ; produced by Jeff Dupre, Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; written by Marc Fields, Michael Kantor, Laurence Maslon, and JoAnne Young ; directed by Michael Kantor.
Time code on frame.
Contains various takes; at occasional intervals the audio continues without image.
Credits: Cameraman: Buddy Squires.
Performer(s): Interviewer: Michael Kantor. Interviewee: Max Wilk.
Event notes: Videotaped at Max Wilk's residence in Westport, Conn., on February 22, 1999.
Description: 2 videocassettes (VHS) (85 min.) : sd., col. SP ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Broadway, the American musical
"Wilk" :
"Wilk/Havoc" :
Responsibility: [directed by Michael Kantor] ; Ghost Light Films.

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Raw interview footage used for the documentary Broadway, the American musical. Playwright, screenwriter, and author Max Wilk discusses the history of the American theater. Topics of discussion include the origins of Broadway in various indigenous art forms, including burlesque, vaudeville and operetta; musical comedy and its comic stars such as Fanny Brice, Lou Holtz, Jimmy Durante, and Charles Butterworth; the musical comedy as an American art form and outgrowth of the "melting pot"; Broadway during his youth versus now; the presence of social commentary in musicals before WWII; the "myth" of Broadway, especially as perpetuated by Hollywood; how pre-Broadway tryouts of shows in New Haven were conducted; theater magnates such as the Shuberts, B.F. Keith and Oscar Hammerstein I; showman George M. Cohan, and James Cagney's portrayal of him in the film Yankee Doodle Dandy; songwriter Irving Berlin, including his casting of blues singer Ethel Waters in As thousands cheer; Broadway's "color line," and shows, such as Swinging the dream which crossed it; African Americans performers on Broadway, including Bert Williams; the popularity on the Broadway stage of dance teams like Vernon and Irene Castle; the business of music publishing as it was conducted in New York City's Tin Pan Alley; the sophisticated "Princess" shows which took place at the Princess Theatre; the return of the musical collaborators Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart to Broadway from Hollywood; the show This is the Army, one of the first integrated shows to be presented on Broadway since the 1920s; attending light opera performances, at his father's encouragement, at the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company as a youth; lyricist Lorenz Hart; the 1927 production Good news by Ray Henderson with songs by DeSylva Brown & Henderson; the current trend on Broadway of "producing spectacles for tourists."

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