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Charles Walters : the director who made Hollywood dance

Author: Brent Phillips
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
Series: Screen Classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the trolley scene in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers's last dance on the silver screen (The Barkleys of Broadway, 1949) to Judy Garland's timeless, tuxedo-clad performance of ""Get Happy"" (Summer Stock, 1950), Charles Walters staged the iconic musical sequences of Hollywood's golden age. During his career, this Academy Award--nominated director and choreographer showcased the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Phillips, Brent.
Charles Walters.
(DLC) 2014032911
Named Person: Charles Walters; Charles Walters
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brent Phillips
ISBN: 0813147239 9780813147239 9780813147222 0813147220
OCLC Number: 897345406
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Gay Memoir/Biography) 2015
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Front Cover; Praise for Charles Walters; Frontispiece; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1. The Anaheim Hoofer; 2. A ""New Face"" in Town; 3. Beginning the Beguine; 4. The Show Is On; 5. Broadway's ""Ranking Dancing Juvenile""; 6. Backstage; 7. ""You Think Like a Director""; 8. Putting His Best Foot Forward; 9. A Company Man; 10. Good News; 11. A Swell Couple; 12. Fred and Ginger; 13. Metro-Goldwyn-Schary; 14. Get Happy; 15. ""A Dear Dame""; Photos; 16. Playing the Palace; 17. Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo; 18. ""A Masterpiece of Modern Moisture""; 19. ""Two-Faced Woman"" 20. Cinderella Stories21. In High Society; 22. Branching Out; 23. A Virgin and a Housewife; 24. Spoiled Spinster; 25. ""What Elephant?""; 26. Ain't Down Yet; 27. After the Lion; 28. Final Ovation; Appendix; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Screen Classics.
Responsibility: Brent Phillips.

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