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Roadshow!The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s$
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Matthew Kennedy

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199925674

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.001.0001

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Roadshow!
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Matthew Kennedy

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0015

This chapter finishes 20th Century-Fox’s participation in roadshow musicals. After Doctor Dolittle and Star!, the studio was nervous about their colossal Hello, Dolly! being prepared for release in late 1969. With expense overruns and a delayed release due to the continued success of the stage production, it was increasingly unlikely to earn a profit. Dolly! did not receive critical approval, but it premiered to strong business. As with the other post-Sound of Music roadshow musicals at Fox, it lost money, while the “youthquake” was drawn to low budget films such as Easy Rider and M*A*S*H. Studio chief Darryl Zanuck was pressured to fire his son Richard. He did so, and then was gently eased out of responsibilities by the studio’s board of trustees. The future of the studio was uncertain, but it would not include any more roadshow musicals.

Keywords:   Hello, Dolly, 20th Century-Fox, Barbra Streisand, Gene Kelly, Richard Zanuck, Darryl Zanuck

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