The Rock and Roll Movie Encyclopedia of the 1950s

The Rock and Roll Movie Encyclopedia of the 1950s

by Mark Thomas McGee
     
 

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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

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.

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786412006
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/15/2001
Edition description:
ALTERNATE
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Thomas McGee is retired and lives in Duarte, California. He has also written several books about the unstable world of low-budget filmmaking.

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