The Melody Lingers on: The Great Songwriters and Their Movie Musicals

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HarperCollins, Jun 3, 1999 - Music - 400 pages
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Back in print in a handsome, elegant paperback with 166 evocative photos and movie stills, many of them rare, this is the only illustrated book on the golden age of movie musicals from the composers' point of view. This unique book, a perfect gift and an asset to every film and music library, includes: separate chapters on the careers and complete movie work of Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh, Cole Porter, Ralph Rainger, Richard Rodgers, Harry Warren, and Richard Whiting; shorter studies of Nacio Herb Brown, Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Arthur Schwartz, Jule Styne, and James Van Heusen; and a detailed filmography for each songwriter, listing more than 800 movies and 2,000 songs.

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Brief biographical sketches and long enthusiastic filmographic essays on Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and ten others are presented in this ... Read full review

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Roy Hemming wrote about movies, music, and the media for more than thirty years. His other books include Discovering Great Music-A New Listener's Guide to the Top Classical Composers and Their Masterworks and, with David Hajdu, Discovering Great Singers of Classic Pop, both published by Newmarket Press.

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