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 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...
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....