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Irving Berlin's Show Business : Broadway-Hollywood-America - David Leopold

Irving Berlin's Show Business



Published: 12th December 2005
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Few artists have left as profound a mark on twentieth-century culture as Irving Berlin has. Starting on New York's Tin Pan Alley in 1907 and continuing to Broadway and Hollywood, Berlin captured the hearts - and voices - of audiences with a wide variety of songs, many of which have become popular standards.

This lavishly illustrated book will allow readers a behind-the-scenes look at the world that Berlin's music was written for.

About the Author

David Leopold is an authority on American show business, in both New York and Hollywood. As an independent curator and archivist, he has organized a number of exhibitions on the works of Al Hirschfeld, Oscar Hammerstein, George Kaufman, and Moss Hart.

Introductionp. 6
This is the Life: America 1888-1914p. 13
Ev'Rybody has a Syncopated Walk: Broadway 1914-1916p. 31
Ever Since I Put on a Uniform: America 1914-1918p. 45
So Say it with a Beautiful Song: Broadway 1916-1927p. 57
I ask You, is that Nice?: Hollywood 1927-1931p. 81
Manhattan Madness: Broadway 1932-1934p. 97
Let's Face the Music and Dance: Hollywood 1934-1942p. 121
What's Wrong with a Patriotic Song?: America 1938-1945p. 147
Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Broadway 1940-1949p. 169
You Keep Coming Back Like a Song: Hollywood 1945-1954p. 191
You Got to be Way Out to be in: Broadway 1950-1962p. 213
Say it with Music: America 1954-1989p. 227
Epiloguep. 232
Acknowledgmentsp. 236
Indexp. 237
Creditsp. 239
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ISBN: 9780810958913
ISBN-10: 0810958910
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 12th December 2005
Publisher: Abrams
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 22.9  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.42
Edition Number: 1