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From Broadway to Phineas and Ferb: The Rise of Music(al Comedy) Videos

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Considering the technological changes that have transformed publications, live performances, and televised music, it is scarcely surprising that musical comedy, that most old-fashioned of genres, is changing too. Traditional musicals...

Dinah Shore

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Charleston, SC

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 98,795 (2002); metropolitan area – 549,803 (2002) The city of Charleston, South Carolina is located on a peninsula at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers on the Atlantic Ocean. Occupying 88.14 sq miles...
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...One of the best-known French performers, Maurice Chevalier achieved transatlantic success as an actor and singer. Born in Paris in 1888, Chevalier worked odd jobs until he was discovered singing in a café in 1901. During World War I...

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Film Star: Elvis Presley

Julie Lobalzo Wright

Julie Lobalzo Wright is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published several articles and book chapters on film stardom and popular music and film. She is the co-editor, along with Lucy Bolton, of the BAFTSS winning Best Edited Collection, Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Crossover Stardom : Popular Male Music Stars in American Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction While it can be argued that Bing Crosby has been forgotten in the contemporary era, Elvis Presley is still ever present in our culture. Contrary to the infamous announcement that would signal the end of his concerts...

Backstage Musical

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...A backstage musical is a musical film or play in which the principal characters are themselves performers and the story revolves around their putting on a show. The characters are shown both ‘onstage’ in performance and ‘backstage’ in areas...

Edith Piaf

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...As a master of the ukulele and banjolele, George Formby became the UK’s highest-paid entertainer with his catalog of popular and comic songs. Formby was born in 1904 in Lancashire, England. His father was a music hall singer and strongly...

Singing Cowboy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term ‘Singing Cowboy’ refers to the featured performers in the musical western, a Hollywood film genre that lasted from 1934 to 1954, involving dramatic action interspersed with songs. A product of the Depression era, when film studios...

Los Angeles, CA: Hollywood

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 277,642 (2002) Hollywood, California, is an 18 sq mile (46 sq km) district of Los Angeles situated in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Its sunny climate and clear...