Ginger Rogers

Author: Jocelyn Faris
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313291777
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Ginger Rogers had a versatile and successful career as a dancer, singer, comedienne, and Academy Award winning dramatic actress. Here is a detailed guide to her many accomplishments in the entertainment world. Though she is remembered chiefly as the dance partner of Fred Astaire, her work spanned a number of media and she was one of the most famous actresses in the United States. Faris provides detailed information on all of her performances.

Fred Astaire

Author: Larry Billman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313290107
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One of the most dynamic figures of the entertainment industry, Fred Astaire's career spanned most of the twentieth century. For some, he brings to mind the world of Broadway. For others, he represents the golden age of the movie musical. But virtually all of his fans will long remember his effortlessly graceful dance routines. International dance giants have credited his work with inspiring their careers and with giving them a model of excellence. This reference book is a complete guide to Astaire's legendary career. The volume includes a short biography, followed by chapters devoted to his work in stage, film, radio, and television. each of these chapters contains entries for specific performances, with entries providing plot synopses, cast and credits, critical commentary, and excerpts from reviews. An annotated bibliography concludes the volume.

The Musical

Author: William Everett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135947392
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Lady in the Dark

Author: bruce d. mcclung
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195120124
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Drawing on sketches and drafts, production scripts correspondence, photographs, costume and set designs, newspaper clippings, and interviews with original cast members, this work illuminates one of Broadway's most legendary musicals and provides analyses of its life and times.

Jayne Mansfield

Author: Jocelyn Faris
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313285446
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People today remember Jayne Mansfield as a famous Hollywood movie star. However, she starred in only three American movies before moving to low-budget European films. She was a master of publicity who appeared in newspapers across the nation almost daily. Through her frequent exposure in the media, she gave the public the false impression that she was a major movie star. This book explores her stormy love life and gives annotated entries for all her performances.

Irene Dunne

Author: Margie Schultz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
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Often called the "First Lady of Hollywood," Irene Dunne juggled comedies, dramas, and musicals with aplomb, and all three genres were represented in her five Academy Award nominations. Her television career was equally successful, and she was active in many civic and philanthropic causes, even serving as an alternate delegate to the United Nations. All aspects of her career--on stage and screen, in radio, television, and recordings--are documented, analyzed, and carefully indexed in this first in-depth study of her work. A biographical overview features reminiscences from notable colleagues, and an annotated bibliography records the diverse writings by and about her, with a list of magazine covers appended. Photographs are also included.

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