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Alan Jay LernerA Lyricist's Letters

Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters

Dominic McHugh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199949274
eISBN:
9780199394890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949274.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Alan Jay Lerner was the lyricist of some of the most beloved musicals of all time, including My Fair Lady, Gigi, Brigadoon, and Camelot. Yet much of his work is less well known and his career has ... More

Anxiety MutedAmerican Film Music in a Suburban Age

Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age

Stanley C. Pelkey and Anthony Bushard (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199936151
eISBN:
9780190204662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936151.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Familiar entertainment icons, stories, and signs from the 1950s and 1960s continue to resonate within contemporary American society and culture. Both the political Left and Right invoke the events ... More

Anything GoesA History of American Musical Theatre

Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book looks at the musical, from The Beggar's Opera to Wicked. Looking at Star Comic and Sweetheart Heroine; the war between musical comedy and operetta; the rise of the sexy story in the 1920s; ... More

Austin City LimitsA History

Austin City Limits: A History

Tracey E. W. Laird

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199812417
eISBN:
9780199394319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812417.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Austin City Limits comprises nearly four decades of changes in civic identity, media, and in potential ways people experience musical meaning. This book acts as a prism pulling together the singular ... More

Broadway to Main StreetHow Show Tunes Enchanted America

Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America

Laurence Maslon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199832538
eISBN:
9780190620424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199832538.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The crossroads where the music of Broadway met popular culture was an expansive and pervasive juncture throughout most of the twentieth century and continues to influence the cultural discourse of ... More

Changed for GoodA Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Stacy Wolf

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book demonstrates how the history of the Broadway musical is inseparable from the history of U.S. women, and argues that this mainstream, commercial form has been dominated by women onstage as ... More

Cosmic Cowboys and New HicksThe Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene

Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene

Travis D. Stimeling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199747474
eISBN:
9780199896981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747474.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book explores the roles that music, as a sounding phenomenon with culturally specific meanings, played in mediating the experiences of a community of musicians, entrepreneurs, journalists, and ... More

DigSound and Music in Hip Culture

Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

Phil Ford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199939916
eISBN:
9780199354467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939916.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Dig interprets hipness as a sensibility by which postwar Americans have understood themselves in opposition to a cultural mainstream. This sensibility is particularly oriented to music: ... More

God Bless AmericaThe Surprising History of an Iconic Song

God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Sheryl Kaskowitz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This book tells the surprising story of “God Bless America.” It begins with the song’s early history, from its composition in 1918 by Irving Berlin and its premiere performance by Kate Smith in 1938, ... More

Hard TimesThe Adult Musical in 1970s New York City

Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City

Elizabeth L. Wollman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199747481
eISBN:
9780199979417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747481.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

One legacy of the 1960s sexual revolution was the “adult” musical of the 1970s. Influenced by the overwhelming success in 1968 of Hair, as well as by a series of rulings on the nature of obscenity, ... More

Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Jeffrey Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

“The mob is always right” was the idea that charged Irving Berlin’s career in American popular music. Taking off from that claim, this book represents a wide-ranging exploration of America’s greatest ... More

LoverlyThe Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Dominic McHugh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827305
eISBN:
9780199950225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the genesis and performance history of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Using more than 500 previously unpublished letters from the papers of the ... More

Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood

Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood

Nathan Platte

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371112
eISBN:
9780199371136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371112.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Making Music in Selznick’s Hollywood explores the network of musicians and filmmakers whose work defined the sound of Hollywood’s golden age (c. 1920s–1950s). The book’s central character is producer ... More

Making RadioEarly Radio Production and the Rise of Modern Sound Culture

Making Radio: Early Radio Production and the Rise of Modern Sound Culture

Shawn VanCour

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190497118
eISBN:
9780190497149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190497118.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The opening decades of the twentieth century witnessed a profound transformation in the history of modern sound media, with workers in US film, radio, and record industries developing pioneering ... More

Marc BlitzsteinHis Life, His Work, His World

Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Howard Pollack

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This is a study of the life and work of one of America’s most brilliant and inspiring composer-dramatists, Marc Blitzstein (1905–1964). A piano student of Alexander Siloti, and composition student of ... More

Mismatched WomenThe Siren's Song Through the Machine

Mismatched Women: The Siren's Song Through the Machine

Jennifer Fleeger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199936892
eISBN:
9780199389971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936892.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Whether they are fictional creations in books or films or actual performers on television and radio, singers with voices that do not match their bodies are essential to the success of technologies ... More

Motor City MusicA Detroiter Looks Back

Motor City Music: A Detroiter Looks Back

Mark Slobin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190882082
eISBN:
9780190882112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882082.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The book combines memoir, interview, and archival sources to survey the musical life of the author’s hometown, Detroit, in his youth during the city’s heyday, 1940s–1960s. After an opening chapter on ... More

The Music of James Bond

The Music of James Bond

Jon Burlingame

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863303
eISBN:
9780199979981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863303.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book tells the behind-the-scenes story of the songs and scores written for the movie adventures of Ian Fleming's Agent 007 of the British Secret Service. The book looks at many aspects of the ... More

Roadshow!The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Matthew Kennedy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Roadshow! explores the big budget film musical genre from its greatest triumph, The Sound of Music in 1965, to 1972, when it had all but passed from the scene. Following the record-breaking tickets ... More

Robert Altman’s SoundtracksFilm, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion

Robert Altman’s Soundtracks: Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion

Gayle Sherwood Magee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199915965
eISBN:
9780190205348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915965.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

American director Robert Altman first came to national attention with the surprise blockbuster M*A*S*H (1970) and directed more than thirty feature films in subsequent decades until his death in ... More

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