in A Song in the Dark
October 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .
Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 5702 words.
Films that were not, strictly speaking, musicals, could still employ a large amount of music and song. With generic boundaries not firmly established, “crossover” works were yet another way...
in Saying It With Songs
November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Musicology and Music History. 10472 words.
Chapter 3 shows how Hollywood's earliest sound films adapted conventions of the musical stage in order to privilege the discrete presentation of songs over norms of narrative coherence....
in Lorenz Hart
March 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 3760 words.
I Married an Angel — “With 50 Lovely Dancing Angels” — opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York on May 1938. To Richard Rodgers, it seemed the show was dying on its feet: the...