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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Named Person:||Busby Berkeley; Busby Berkeley; Busby Berkeley; Busby Berkeley|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||ix, 249 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 19 x 26 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: Berkeley and the Berkeleyesque --
pt. 1. Berkeleyesque Traditions. 1. Roots: From Barnum to Ziegfeld. 2. The Backstage Format --
pt. 2. Berkeleyesque Theater. 3. Berkeley on Broadway. 4. Broadway Before Berkeley --
pt. 3. Berkeleyesque Cinema. 5. An Introductory Outline of Berkeley's Film Career. 6. Early Period(1930-1933). 7. Classic Warner Bros. Period (1933-1934). 8. Later Warner Bros. Period (1935-1939). 9. MGM Period (1939-1943). 10. Fox Period (1943). 11. Late Period (1949-1954, 1962).
|Series Title:||Film and culture.|
|Other Titles:||Show stoppers|
The first major analysis of Berkeley's career on stage and screen, Showstoppers emphasizes his relationship to a colorful, somewhat disreputable tradition of American popular entertainment: that of P.T. Barnum, minstrel shows, vaudeville, Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, burlesque, and the Ziegfeld Follies. Rubin shows how Berkeley absorbed this declining theatrical tradition during his years as a Broadway dance director and then transferred it to the new genre of the early movie musical.
With lively prose and engaging photographs, Showstoppers explores new ways of looking at Busby Berkeley, at the musical genre, and at individual films. Appropriate for both specialists and general readers, Showstoppers is an exuberant study of a figure whose career, Rubin notes, "provides an extraordinarily rich point of convergence for a wide range of cultural and artistic contexts."
- Berkeley, Busby, -- 1895-1976 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Musical films -- United States -- History and criticism.
- Musical theater -- United States -- History.
- Berkeley, Busby -- 1895-
- Berkeley, Busby, -- 1895-1976
- Musical films.
- Musical theater.
- United States.
- Berkeley, Busby.
- Cinema -- Films (Motion pictures) -- Directing
- United States