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The migration of musical film : from ethnic margins to American mainstream

Author: Desirée J Garcia
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Movie musicals are among the most quintessentially American art forms, often celebrating mobility, self-expression, and the pursuit of one's dreams. But like America itself, the Hollywood musical draws from many distinct ethnic traditions. In this ... [book] ... Garcia examines the lesser-known folk musicals from early African American, Yiddish, and Mexican filmmakers, revealing how these were essential ingredients  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Garcia, Desirée J., 1977-
Migration of musical film
(DLC) 2013040626
(OCoLC)862102573
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Desirée J Garcia
ISBN: 9780813568669 0813568668 1322111766 9781322111766
OCLC Number: 892430111
Description: 1 online resource (x, 260 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Title Page ""; ""Copyright ""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1. The Shtetls, Shund, and Shows of Musicals""; ""2. The Musicals of Black Folk""; ""3. “Not a Musical in Any Sense of the Word�""; ""4. “Our Home Town�""; ""5. “Tahiti, Rome, and Mason City, Iowa�""; ""6. “Ease on Down the Road�""; ""7. Home Is Where the Audience Is""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About the Author""
Other Titles: Musical film :
Responsibility: Desirée J. Garcia.

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"Movie musicals are among the most quintessentially American art forms, often celebrating mobility, self-expression, and the pursuit of one's dreams. But like America itself, the Hollywood musical draws from many distinct ethnic traditions. In this ... [book] ... Garcia examines the lesser-known folk musicals from early African American, Yiddish, and Mexican filmmakers, revealing how these were essential ingredients in the melting pot of the Hollywood musical ... [showing] how the folk musical was rooted in the challenges faced by immigrants and migrants who had to adapt to new environments, balancing American individualism with family values and cultural traditions"--

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"Desiree Garcia s illuminating insight in this engrossing book is seeing Hollywood musicals not in isolation, but in cultural dialogue with ethnic filmmaking Black 'race movies, ' Yiddish cinema, and Read more...

 
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