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

Matthew Kennedy

Abstract

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 of The Sound of Music, Hollywood’s major studios committed huge amounts of money and resources to other musicals in the hopes of duplicating or even exceeding its success. The occasional hit (Funny Girl, Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret) did not compensate for epic losses suffered at Warner Bros. with Camelot, Universal with Sweet Charity, Paramount with Paint Your Wagon and Darling Lili, MGM w ... More

Keywords: Hollywood, musicals, roadshow, the 1960s, film history, the 1970s, film production, film distribution, film financing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199925674
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Kennedy, author
Instructor of Anthropology, City College of San Francisco, San Franscisco, USA