The Golden Age of Movie Musicals and Me

The Golden Age of Movie Musicals and Me

Book - 1994
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An academy award winner who worked on more than sixty films as songwriter, vocal arranger, pianist, musical director, and producer shares his insider's view of the major studios and his working relationships with great songwriters and performers of his era. UP.

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Chaplin worked on some 60 films as a songwriter, vocal arranger, pianist, musical director, or producer, and received Academy Awards for his work on popular musicals such as An American in Paris and West Side Story . His insider's memoir takes the reader behind the scene for a look at how Hollywood's big studios planned and produced the classic musicals. Chaplin describes working with songwriters and performers such as Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, Judy Garland, and Gene Kelly. Includes b&w photos. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Saul Chaplin worked on more than sixty films as a songwriter, vocal arranger, pianist, musical director, or producer. He received Academy Award nominations for Kiss Me Kate, High Society, An American in Paris, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and West Side Story and won Academy Awards for the last three. He was also the associate producer on The Sound of Music, the most popular movie musical ever filmed. In this fascinating autobiography he takes us inside the music departments of Hollywood's big studios and reveals how the classic musicals were planned, prepared and produced.
Chaplin knew most of the major songwriters and performers of his era. The reader sees them through his eyes in working situations. In separate chapters Chaplin describes Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, Al Jolson, Leonard Bernstein, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Julie Andrews, Frank Sinatra, and others. His insider's memoir is uniquely focused on the behind-the-scenes aspect of moviemaking.

Baker
& Taylor

An academy award winner who worked on more than sixty films as songwriter, vocal arranger, pianist, musical director, and producer shares his view of the major studios and his working relationships with great songwriters and performers of his era

Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1994
ISBN: 9780806126524
0806126523
Branch Call Number: B Chaplin CHA
Characteristics: x, 262 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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