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The Movie Musical!

Author: Jeanine Basinger.

The Movie Musical!

Author: Jeanine Basinger.

$45.00 $9.98
Item #: D40768
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 634
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9781101874066
Hollywood musicals had an incredible heyday in the mid 20th century, but the genre has stayed strong all along. In this abundantly illustrated tribute, Jeanine Basinger surveys the movie musical, profiling Fred Astaire, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Deanna Durbin, Elvis Presley, and Ann-Margret, among many others. Offering insightful commentary on c... More
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Hollywood musicals had an incredible heyday in the mid 20th century, but the genre has stayed strong all along. In this abundantly illustrated tribute, Jeanine Basinger surveys the movie musical, profiling Fred Astaire, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Deanna Durbin, Elvis Presley, and Ann-Margret, among many others. Offering insightful commentary on classics like The Sound of Music, Top Hat, Singin' in the Rain, and Meet Me in St. Louis, Basinger also samples more recent fare like Chicago, Idlewild, and La La Land.


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