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Maslon, Laurence.

Summary: Presents a history of the Broadway musical theater, including summaries of the shows, photographs of the stars, posters, sheet music, production stills, and essays by theater luminaries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bulfinch Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 782.14 KAN

Maslon, Laurence.

Summary: Together again for the first time, here comes the greatest comic book superheroes ever assembled between two covers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 MAS

Summary: This documentary series details the razzle-dazzle history of a unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on feature films, rare television moments, archival news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BRO

Kaufman, George S. (George Simon)

Summary: Collects plays written by George Kaufman in collaboration with other writers, including "Dinner at Eight," "Animal Crackers," "Stage Door," and "You Can't Take It With You."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812.52 KAU

Summary: "An unprecedented collection of eight masterworks from the golden age of the Broadway musical."--back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792 AME

Summary: The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Educational Broadcasting Corp. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792.23 MAK

Summary: The Broadway musical is one of America’s great indigenous popular forms, a glorious hybrid that emerged “out of our speech, our tempo, our moral attitudes, our way of moving” (as Leonard Bernstein put it). Now, in this first volume of a landmark two-volume collection, The Library of America presents eight enduring masterpieces charting the Broadway musical’s narrative tradition from the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792 AME

Summary: Examines entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.'s journey to create his own identity, as a black man who embraced Judaism, through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress; a veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions, he strove to stay relevant, even as he found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America. Features new interviews with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SAM

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PIO
1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC DVD DOC PIO

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