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The Resource Charles Walters : the director who made Hollywood dance, Brent Phillips

Charles Walters : the director who made Hollywood dance, Brent Phillips

Label
Charles Walters : the director who made Hollywood dance
Title
Charles Walters
Title remainder
the director who made Hollywood dance
Statement of responsibility
Brent Phillips
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the trolley scene in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers's last dance on the silver screen ( The Barkleys of Broadway, 1949) to Judy Garland's timeless, tuxedo-clad performance of "Get Happy" ( Summer Stock, 1950), Charles Walters staged the iconic musical sequences of Hollywood's golden age. During his career, this Academy Award--nominated director and choreographer showcased the talents of stars such as Gene Kelly, Doris Day, Debbie Reynolds, and Frank Sinatra. However, despite his many critical and commercial triumphs, Walters's name often goes unrecognized today. In the first full-length biography of Walters, Brent Phillips chronicles the artist's career, from his days as a featured Broadway performer and protégé of theater legend Robert Alton to his successes at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He takes readers behind the scenes of many of the studio's most beloved musicals, including Easter Parade (1948), Lili (1953), High Society (1956), and T he Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964). In addition, Phillips recounts Walters's associations with Lucille Ball, Joan Crawford, and Gloria Swanson, examines the director's uncredited work on several films, including the blockbuster Gigi (1958), and discusses his contributions to musical theater and American popular culture. This revealing book also considers Walters's personal life and explores how he navigated the industry as an openly gay man. Drawing on unpublished oral histories, correspondence, and new interviews, this biography offers an entertaining and important new look at an exciting era in Hollywood history. --Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Brent
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/33092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.W355
LC item number
P55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Screen classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Walters, Charles
Label
Charles Walters : the director who made Hollywood dance, Brent Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Control code
876686077
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 322 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813147215
Lccn
2014032911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876686077
Label
Charles Walters : the director who made Hollywood dance, Brent Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Control code
876686077
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 322 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813147215
Lccn
2014032911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876686077

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