Hollywood Musicals is a brilliant book that comes joined by a CD. The prologue to the book begins with “first and foremost there was light. Electric light.”
In that vein, beginning with Edison, the book proceeds with the specialized history of the photography, moving pictures, Kinetograph and the Nickelodeon, ten-minute shorts of Griffith, and the quiet movies that followed.
Among the primary quiet movies, the book refers to Edwin S. Doorman’s (1903) “Existence of an American fire fighter” and “The Great Train Robbery,” Griffith’s (1915) “Birth of a Nation” and “Bigotry.” Together with the top maker Cecil Blount De Mille, the stars of the quiet time are likewise referenced: Mary Pickford, Dorothy and Lillian Gish, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino.
Sound to the films got through the endeavors of four Warner Brothers: Harry, Sam, Albert, and Jack. The Jazz Singer (1927), featuring Al Jolson is viewed as the primary talking picture, in which Jolson expressed the prophetic words: “Stand by a minute…You ain’t heard nothin’ yet.”
Talking pictures or the talkies had their birthing Rob Mawhinney torments. Huge stars like Pola Negri, Norma Talmadge, and John Gilbert were snuffed out on the grounds that their voices didn’t sound great in the talkies. However, a few entertainers like Greta Garbo made a terrific change and became carved throughout the entire existence of the movies.
The principal genuine musicals were brought into the world under MGM with Broadway Melody later to be trailed by The Wizard of Oz and Little Caesar. Before all else, musicals included comparative subjects, redone forms of stage plays, and behind the stage stories. At the point when the melody from The Wizard of Oz won an Academy Award, it made the ways for other more astounding musicals with excessive, imaginative sets and costly outfits.
Among the individuals who followed the best approach to fame in the musicals were Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson, and Gordon MacRae.
A portion of the previous musicals of note are: Show Boat, Singing in the Rain, For Me and My Gal, Ziegfeld Follies, Brigadoon, Oklahoma, The King and I, Carousel, South Pacific, Gigi, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, and The Music Man.
The CD has fifteen tracks beginning with “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz and finishing with “Where Is Love?” from Oliver. The CD has been remastered with a decent strong quality.
The writer, Julie Koerner, has a few books on music and composing. Other than Hollywood Musicals, she has composed these books: Fms Remarkable Reptil, Big Bands, Love tunes from stage and screen (The life, times and music series), More Scary Story Starters, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Music Books), Gifted and Talented Story Starters: Stories About Animals (Gifted and Talented), Big groups (The life, times and music series), Swing Kings (The life, times and music series),The Traveler (Literature Points the Way), More Scary Story Starters: Write Your Own Story Stories!