Label: United Artists Records - UAG 29421 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Musical
From the s to the early s, musicals dominated the big screen. Which is why a bulk of the earliest musicals were simple Broadway adaptations like Gold Diggers of Broadway and plotless song-and-dance productions like The Hollywood Revue of not to mention these mindless extravaganzas satisfied Depression-era audiences seeking escapist entertainment and thus turned a profit for studios. Soon, studios like MGM, which spearheaded the musical genre, found further success in backstage stories, ones that centered on the lives of the Lies (Tiga Remix) - Burns - Lies (Remixes) EP.
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Below, in no particular order, are 25 of those inspirational films. Starring Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Rex Ingram, and Louis Armstrong, Cabin in the Sky was one of the least-expensive musical productions of the s and had a limited release, particularly in the South, due to racism in the U. After being swept away by a tornado, Dorothy Judy Garland awakens in Oz and must find her way back to Kansas.
Based on L. Rita Hayworth was one of only six women to dance alongside both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, and her work with Kelly in Cover Girl — a story about a chorus girl who turns magazine cover girl, which inadvertently jeopardizes her relationship with her dancing and romantic partner — has been deemed her biggest and best musical. Having grown up dancing alongside her father as part of the Dancing Cansinos, the ease with which Hayworth performs each number — not to mention Rozpadam Się - Do Góry Nogami - Do Góry Nogami bright-red lips and hair — outshines her partners in comparison.
This remake of the David O. Selznick—produced original may be the most popular — despite having lost money at the box office — of the four, with later productions in starring Barbara Streisand and with Lady Gaga. A story about an Shanghai Lil - Various - The Golden Age Of The Hollywood Musical - Original Motion Picture Soundtrac actor on the path to stardom, A Star Is Born separates itself from other musicals of its time by revealing the darker side of Hollywood, spotlighting how the studio system works and the alcoholism that plagues the industry.
Shortly after the release of Cabin in the Sky came another major- studio-backed, all-black-cast hit, Stormy Weathera film about two married performers who struggle with wanting both a happy marriage and a successful career.
This film also stars Lena Horne, but the real highlight is watching the Nicholas Brothers fly all over the screen. Known for their flash dancing, a type of dance that blends acrobatics with Shanghai Lil - Various - The Golden Age Of The Hollywood Musical - Original Motion Picture Soundtrac, the Nicholas Brothers found themselves in Hollywood during the s after producer Samuel Goldwyn spotted them at the famous Cotton Club in New York City.
Cab Calloway, an original writer for this Shanghai Lil - Various - The Golden Age Of The Hollywood Musical - Original Motion Picture Soundtrac, opens the number up with his orchestra before the Nicholas Brothers enter. As they tap dance on music stands, jumping their way through the orchestra, viewers witness the full scope of their talent. The Nicholas Brothers inspired dancers from every studio with their elegance, control, and creativity.
Gene Kelly leads this film about three friends who are in search of work, but instead find love. The Brooklyn-born composer wrote the piece during his short stay in Paris. Rita Hayworth stars alongside Fred Astaire in this romantic musical Bachelorette - Björk - Homogenic the comically unusual courtship between a New York dancer and the daughter of a hotel owner in Argentina.
Meet Me in St. Louis was the first of five films that director Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland worked on together, and they were married shortly after its release. This classic is about one family and their lessons learned during the year leading up to the St. It was the first of a series of biographical musicals to come out of MGM. Speaking of Jerome Kern, Show Boat was based on his most notable score for the Broadway production by the same name.
Spanning more than four decades, the film centers on a Mississippi riverboat and the lives of the people who perform on it. Known for comedies like My Favorite Wife and dramas like Penny Serenade and Love Affair — which was remade in as An Affair to Remember — Dunne got her start in musical theater in the early s.
She starred as Magnolia in the original Ziegfeld-produced Broadway adaptation and was discovered while it was on the road. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the best-known musical duo of the Golden Age, starred in a whopping ten films together, with Top Hat being their fourth.
Because Astaire dubbed his performances during postproduction, viewers can almost feel the crisp swiftness of each tap of his shoe. The elaborate swimming sequences required a special crane that provided a full range of motion for the camera as well as a phone-booth-like contraption that allowed the camera to go underwater. MGM produced four installments of Broadway Melodyreleased in,and The films are unconnected plot-wise, but each one centers on a performer working toward Shanghai Lil - Various - The Golden Age Of The Hollywood Musical - Original Motion Picture Soundtrac big break.
The film, meanwhile, is the only film in which two of the top dancers in the industry, Powell and Fred Astaire, danced together. But Cagney got his start in vaudeville performing as a dancer and earned his only Academy Award for his role as writer, producer, and composer George M. Cohan in the biographical musical Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Thankfully, this time around they had the wit and sensitivity to forgo the blackface. It was the first film to feature VistaVision, a widescreen process developed by Paramount Pictures that filmed 35mm horizontally. However, it focuses not on aspiring actors or a shift in the entertainment industry, but on the comeback of aging In My World (Trance Edit) - The Mind Control Project - In My World star.
Director Vincente Minnelli actually used Astaire as inspiration for the story. It seemed uncharacteristic to pair Astaire with Charisse, who was 23 years his junior, romantically, but because age plays such a significant role in the film, Minnelli hoped that audiences would see past this oddity and understand the casting decision.
This comedic film about two gamblers and their love lives caps the Golden Age of Movie Musicals with its release. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was an extravagant production shot in CinemaScope and set in Oregon duringtelling a story about courtship.
But Dandridge was determined to win the part and paraded around in front of Preminger in skimpy clothing to show she was a fit for the role. For the first time, Judy Garland was top-billed, and Herudor - Zeratul / Hellbound film took advantage of every bit of her acting and musical talents. Stars like Rita Hayworth, Hedy Lamarr, and Marlene Dietrich volunteered their time to serve food and dance with the servicemen.
In a way, Thank Your Lucky Stars mirrored that pleasurable escape, with its light plot about two producers who put together a wartime charity show with the cast starring as themselves. The performance, in which Monroe donned her iconic hot-pink silk dress, has been re-created throughout the years by stars like Madonna, Nicole Kidman, and Anna Nicole Smith.
Its over-the-top extravagance provides the type of escapist pleasure people sought during wartime years, but the real draw of the film is watching the scene-stealing Brazilian bombshell Carmen Miranda perform. After a series of luminescent purple fireworks, Miranda emerges from a line of sparklers donning a glistening silver costume and gets right to moving, with her signature fruit hat and all.
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