The Rock and Roll Movie Encyclopedia of the 1950s

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When Columbia released Rock Around the Clock—the first movie about rock and roll—in 1956, it created a sensation. In England, where the music had not been heard before, young people got so worked up the movie was banned in many communities. In the United States, teenagers danced in the aisles!

A virtual tidal wave of similar rock and roll features followed. This book offers the reader the opportunity to see through the eyes of the people who made and acted in them. Music and ...

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2002 Trade paperback Good. Ex-library. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 224 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Ex library, but a crisp, clean copy ... otherwise. Read more Show Less

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Overview

When Columbia released Rock Around the Clock—the first movie about rock and roll—in 1956, it created a sensation. In England, where the music had not been heard before, young people got so worked up the movie was banned in many communities. In the United States, teenagers danced in the aisles!

A virtual tidal wave of similar rock and roll features followed. This book offers the reader the opportunity to see through the eyes of the people who made and acted in them. Music and movie history entries are supported by a handsome collection of rare photos. All songs are cross-referenced by film, artist and title.

Author Biography: Mark Thomas McGee of Duarte, California, is also the author of Faster and Furiouser (1996, $45), Roger Corman (1988, now in paperback, $20) and Beyond Ballyhoo (1989, now in paperback, $25). He has also written several books about the unstable world of low-budget filmmaking.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
A_treasure trove of lobby posters and production stills.
ARBA
Fun to browse.
Film Review Annual
A welcome reference.
Classic Images
A delightful summation.
Burlington County Times
Fun-to-read glimpses of vintage musically oriented titles.
Sightlines
Informative.
Back Stage
Provide[s] a significant visual record of the genre and its performers.
TVC
A great book.
Booknews
Music and movie history entries, supported by a collection of rare photos, document the wave of rock and roll features that followed the 1956 release of Rock Around the Clock. All songs are cross- referenced by film, artist and title. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786412006
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/15/2001
  • Edition description: ALTERNATE
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
The Films 1
Because They're Young 3
The Big Beat 8
Blood of Dracula 13
Bop Girl Goes Calypso 16
Carnival Rock 19
College Confidential 24
Don't Knock the Rock! 28
Frankenstein's Daughter 39
The Giant Gila Monster 40
The Girl Can't Help It 43
Girls Town 50
Go, Johnny, Go! 53
High School Confidential 59
Hot Rod Gang 69
How to Make a Monster 74
Jailhouse Rock 76
Jamboree 82
Juke Box Rhythm 89
King Creole 91
Let's Rock! 95
Love Me Tender 101
Loving You 108
Mister Rock and Roll 113
Rock All Night 117
Rock Around the Clock 122
Rock Around the World 131
Rock Baby Rock It 134
Rock 'n' Roll Revue 136
Rock Pretty Baby! 139
Rock, Rock, Rock 144
Rumble on the Docks 155
Shake, Rattle and Rock! 157
Sing Boy Sing 164
Summer Love 168
Untamed Youth 170
App. A Song-Film Reference List 177
App. B Performer-Song Reference List 185
Bibliography 195
Index 197
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