The Resource All that jazz : the life and times of the musical Chicago, Ethan Mordden

All that jazz : the life and times of the musical Chicago, Ethan Mordden

Label
All that jazz : the life and times of the musical Chicago
Title
All that jazz
Title remainder
the life and times of the musical Chicago
Statement of responsibility
Ethan Mordden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1975, the Broadway musical Chicago brought together a host of memes and myths-- the gleefully subversive character of American musical comedy, the reckless glamour of the big-city newspaper, the mad decade of the 1920s, the work of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon (two of the greatest talents in the musical's history), and the Wild West gangsterville that was the city of Chicago itself. The tale of a young woman who murders her departing lover and then tricks the jury into letting her off, Chicago seemed too blunt and cynical at first. Everyone agreed it was show biz at its brilliant best, yet the public still preferred A Chorus Line, with its cast of innocents and sentimental feeling. Nevertheless, the 1996 Chicago revival is now the longest-running American musical in history, and the movie version won the Best Picture Oscar. As author Ethan Mordden looks back at Chicago's various moving parts-- including the original 1926 play that started it all, a sexy silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, a talkie remake with Ginger Rogers, the musical itself, and at last the movie of the musical-- we see how the American theatre serves as a kind of alternative news medium, a town crier warning the public about the racy, devious interior contradictions of American society. Opinionated, witty, and rich in backstage anecdotes, [this book] brings the American Musical to life in all its artistry and excitement."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mordden, Ethan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.K163
LC item number
M67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kander, John
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Musicals
  • Musical films
Label
All that jazz : the life and times of the musical Chicago, Ethan Mordden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography (pages 233-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The city: unregulated capitalism -- The era: "Be nonchalant ... light a Murad" -- The play: "Like hell you're through!" -- The first movie: Amos is the hero -- The invention of the satiric musical: How can you tell an American? -- The second movie: "I'm going to make a character man of you if you don't behave yourself" -- Fosse & Verdon and Kander & Ebb: "You have to act your dancing" -- The musical: "No show is worth dying for" -- The revival and the third movie: "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit!"
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 260 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190651794
Lccn
2017031337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn992989754
Label
All that jazz : the life and times of the musical Chicago, Ethan Mordden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography (pages 233-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The city: unregulated capitalism -- The era: "Be nonchalant ... light a Murad" -- The play: "Like hell you're through!" -- The first movie: Amos is the hero -- The invention of the satiric musical: How can you tell an American? -- The second movie: "I'm going to make a character man of you if you don't behave yourself" -- Fosse & Verdon and Kander & Ebb: "You have to act your dancing" -- The musical: "No show is worth dying for" -- The revival and the third movie: "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit!"
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 260 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190651794
Lccn
2017031337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn992989754

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