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Vincente Minnelli : Hollywood's dark dreamer

Author: Emanuel Levy
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The first full-length biography of Vincente Minnelli, one of Hollywood's most legendary and influential directors, encompassing his life, his career, and his art. Minnelli began his career as an innovative set and costume designer in New York. He became the first director of Radio City Music Hall and designed the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, bringing Josephine Baker back from Paris to star. As a film director, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Vincente Minnelli; Vincente Minnelli; Vincente Minnelli
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emanuel Levy
ISBN: 9780312329259 0312329253
OCLC Number: 232922033
Description: xiv, 448 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Childhood --
Chicago --
Radio City Music Hall --
New York, New York --
Broadway --
Hollywood : early years --
The first peak : Meet me in St. Louis --
A fresh look at old genres : Ziegfeld follies and The clock --
Falling in love --
Husband and father --
The great debacle : The pirate --
Scandalous melodrama : Madame Bovary --
Problems with Judy --
An American in Paris --
Minnelli's masterpieces : the bad and the beautiful and the band wagon --
Minnelli loves Lucy --
Up and down : contract director --
Personal films : Lust for life and Tea and Sympathy --
The height of his career : Gigi --
Master of melodramas : Some came running and Home from the hill --
The party is over --
Being idle --
Life is a cabaret --
The swan song.
Responsibility: Emanuel Levy.
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Vincente Minnelli started out as a set and costume designer in New York, where he first notably applied his aesthetic principles to the Broadway stage design of Scheherazade. He became the first  Read more...

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