Hollywood Singing & Dancing
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HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING – THE 1920S – 58 mins
The 1920s was a time of great change in Hollywood. The emergence of sound in the movies resulted in an explosion of movie musicals by the end of the decade. The genre encountered decades of ups and downs after that, but musicals came roaring back at the end of the century with “Evita,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Chicago” and more. From such groundbreaking artists as Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, The Marx Brothers and Maurice Chevalier to contemporaries like Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Madonna and John Travolta, these two volumes explore the decades that bookend the fabulous history of the Hollywood musical.
HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING – THE 1930S – 115 mins
From Busby Berkeley’s earliest dance extravaganzas to Judy Garland’s legendary trip to Oz, the musicals of the 1930s captured the hearts and minds of a nation struggling through the Great Depression. This title celebrates the romance, glamour, and joy of the musical’s infant stage, featuring memorable clips from THE LITTLE PRINCESS, GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and many more.
HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING – THE 1940S – 100 mins
This volume looks back at the war-torn 1940s, showcasing the best of the decade’s patriotic productions and recalling the stars - including Rita Hayworth, Dorothy Dandridge, and Frank Sinatra - who lit up the screen with their legendary talent. Includes clips from COVER GIRL, THE HARVEY GIRLS, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, and many more.
HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING – THE 1950S – 102 mins
Academy Award winner Shirley Jones hosts this volume which looks back at the 1950s, a decade long considered to be the musical’s golden age. Featuring clips from AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, OKLAHOMA!, GIGI, and many more, this retrospective covers the major studios and stars, including Gene Kelly, Jane Russell, and Marilyn Monroe.
HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING – THE 1960S – 101 mins
Although lavish productions such triumphed at the box office, as the 1960s progressed, Hollywood musicals embraced rock and roll music.
HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING – THE 1970S – 101 mins
The musicals of the 1970s reflected a diverse and wildly changing era. Hosted by Academy Award® winning stage, screen and television icon, Shirley Jones, this series explores the major studios and musical stars during one of the most entertaining decades in Hollywood history.
HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING – THE 1980S – the 1990s – 52 mins
In the 1980s MTV arrived and musical film took a back seat. But the genre is resilient. A handful of masterpieces along with a few cult classics emerged from this decade. In the 1990s the Hollywood musical was largely animated, rather than live action. However, television had a surprising number of musical offerings, including Gypsy with Bette Midler and Annie which launched director Rob Marshall.
HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING – 2000s – 55 mins
In the 2000s musicals came back starting with Moulin Rouge and carrying on with Chicago, Dreamgirls and Hairspray. There are movies based on Broadway triumphs and once again there are teens singing and dancing.
HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING – MOVIES THAT ROCKED AND ROLLED 59 mins
Hollywood movies and rock music have been happily married for nearly 60 years. Movies That Rocked and Rolled! takes you on a journey through the most rocking, riveting and raucous films ever made. Movies That Rocked and Rolled! gives you the entire history of rock and the movies.
HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING – A MUSICAL HISTORY
This celebration of song and dance begins with Busby Berkeley’s exquisite black and white choreographed extravaganzas that lightened the dark days of the Depression, continues through the rousing wartime songfests, into the heyday of the great MGM spectaculars, and on to the recent smash hits like Chicago and Dreamgirls.
Hosted by Academy Award winning stage, screen and television icon, Shirley Jones, the programme showcases clips and includes new interviews with LIZA MINNELLI, SHIRLEY MacLAINE, MICKEY ROONEY, RITA MORENO, DEBBIE REYNOLDS, LESLIE CARON, JANE RUSSELL, TAB HUNTER, JOEL GREY, directors like BILL CONDON (Dreamgirls) and ROB MARSHALL (Chicago) among many others.
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