Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History

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Overview

The documentary Hollywood Singing & Dancing takes an extensive and celebratory look at the history of the Hollywood musical, as well as all singing and dancing on screen. Beginning with the now classic Busby Berkley features, and moving on through the decades to the recent slew of successful musical films like Dreamgirls, the film surveys the cinematic musical experience both past and present. ~ Cammila Collar
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Overview

The documentary Hollywood Singing & Dancing takes an extensive and celebratory look at the history of the Hollywood musical, as well as all singing and dancing on screen. Beginning with the now classic Busby Berkley features, and moving on through the decades to the recent slew of successful musical films like Dreamgirls, the film surveys the cinematic musical experience both past and present. ~ Cammila Collar
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Special Features

Q&A session with Shirley Jones and director Mark McLaughlin; Unedited interviews with many of the stars telling interesting tid-bits about the films and their co-stars; She Learned About Dames - a rare promotional short for the feature; 1963 interview with Ruby Keeler; Betty Grable leading a cast of dancing damsels in I'll Be Marching to a Love Song from 1945; Newsreel reporting the NY charity premiere of The Kid and I; Khrushchev in Hollywood; The World of Oliver; Beyond the Scenes footage of Julie Andrews from Thoroughly Modern Millie and newsreel of the NY premiere of the movie; Interview with Richard Harris at the premiere of Camelot
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2008
  • UPC: 089835227097
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Great Musical Treasu
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 3:48:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 44,878

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shirley Jones Participant, Participant
Technical Credits
Mark McLaughlin Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Julie Antepli Editor
Jose Bugarin Cinematographer
Maury Dahlen Cinematographer
Phillip Dye Screenwriter
Denise Hamilton Screenwriter
Tasha Lowe-Newsome Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History
1. Something That Musicals Do [1:54]
2. Dawn of an Era [9:17]
3. The 1940s: Rallying The Country [6:20]
4. The Majestic MGM [5:41]
5. The 1950s - A Golden Age [23:58]
6. The End of an Era [17:27]
7. Bob Fosse and The 1970s [22:27]
8. "Musicals" Was a Dirty Wood [5:26]
9. Musicals in the New Millenium [10:58]
10. Epilogue [4:06]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History
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Disc #2 -- Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - Bonus Features
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   Q&A At Premiere
   Featurettes
      And She Learned About Dames (1934) (Promotional Short)
      1963 Interview with Ruby Keeler
      Betty Grable Performs I'll Be Marching To A Love Song
      The New York Premiere of The King And I
      Nikita Khrushchev Visits Set Of Can-Can In 1959
      The World Of Oliver (Behind-the-Scenes)
      How Thoroughly Modern Milie Got That Way (Behind-the-Scenes)
      World Premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie
      Richard Harris Speaks at the Premiere of Camelot
      Barbra In Movieland (Behind-the-Scenes of Funny Girl)
   Interviews
      Dom DeLuise - Working with Mae West
      A C Lyles - Mae West's Parrots
      Ann Miller - Making On the Town
      Debbie Reynolds - Stars on the MGM Lot
      Betty Garrett - Working with Frank Sinatra
      Debbie Reynolds - Sinatra's Piece of Advice
      A C Lyles - Pearl Harbor and RKO
      Rhonda Fleming - Bing Crosby and Bop Hope
      Liza Minnelli - Her famous parents and being a kid in the MGM lot
      Joan Leslie - Making musicals during the Studio System
      Robert Scheerer - Jivin' Jacks and Jills and Donald O'Connor
      Debbie Reynolds - Making Three Little Words
      Carol Channing - Marlilyn Monroe's Beauty
      Jane Russell - Working with Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
      Marge Champion - Jack Cole working with Betty Grable
      Donald Saddler - Doris Day's first break in movies
      Dom DeLuise - Working with Doris Day
      Robert Banas - Kissing Marilyn in Let's Make Love
      Shirley Jones - How she was discovered
      Pat Boone - Shirley Jones' Pink Polka Dot Bikini
      Pat Boone - Kissing Shirley Jones
      Shirley MacLaine - On Can-Can
      Robert Banas - The Penguins in Mary Poppins
      Rita Moreno - Playing Anita in West Side Story
      Debbie Reynolds - Working with Bob Fosse
      Joel Grey - Working with Liza Minnelli in Cabaret
      John Badham - The release of Saturday Night Fever
      A C Lyles - The John Travolta/James Cagney Story
      Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta - 1983 Interview
      Dom DeLuise - His friendship with Burt Reynolds
      Rob Marshall - Kander & Ebb
      Shirley MacLaine - Was to play "Roxie" in Chicago
      Rob Marshall - Adapting Chicago for the big screen
      Craig Zadan - Casting Nikki Blonsky
      Robert Osborne - The Magic of the Movies
      Dom DeLuise - "That's All Folks!"
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Hollywood History of Singing & Dancing on Screen on one Terrific DVD!!!!!

    Oh, what can I say about this DVD except that it's GREAT!!!! I love musicals and this DVD brings the viewer a great view of the best of the best of Hollywood's greatest musicals! "Chicago", "Cabaret", "Oklahoma", "Carousel" and much much more! Sit back, relax and enjoy the wonder of the greatest musicals and the greatest musical stars such as Shirley Jones, Liza Minnelli, Gene Kelly and more. Run out and buy it! You'll love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!

    If you are a fan of Hollywood Musicals, you will love this DVD. I enjoyed the background information given by the stars themselves. Interesting to note the changes in the musicals from era to era. A great DVD!

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