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The Cinematerpsichorean

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126432
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135663 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0006
The Cinematerpsichorean

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In September 1832, Buzz moved to Warner Brothers. The filming of 42nd Street went well for Buzz. Later, he fell in love and married a petite redhead with a sunny smile named Merna Kennedy. However, by June 1934, only four months into their marriage, they became estranged. In 1935, the name Busby Berkeley was so well known to movie fans that his last name was linked to projects in which his participation was limited to the musical numbers. A Lloyd Bacon or Mervyn LeRoy picture was a Busby Berkeley movie to them. The fan letters continued to pour into the studio, and Buzz's popularity had never been higher. A man who combined groundbreaking technique in the artistry of film while seamlessly merging his craft with the classicism of dance was designated by Warner Brothers a cinematerpsichorean.

Keywords: Warner Brothers; musical; Buzz Berkeley; 42nd Street; Sam Goldwyn; Merna Kennedy

Chapter.  23390 words. 

Subjects: Film

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