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Screening Spaces

New York City and the Hollywood Musical

Dancing in the Streets

Authors: Shearer, Martha

  • Examines the relationship between the New York of the musical and the off-screen reality of the city
  • A rare look at the link between musicals and New York City
  • Features new interpretations of On the Town, The Band Wagon, Guys and Dolls and West Side Story
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About this book

In examining the relationship between the spectacular, iconic and vibrant New York of the musical and the off-screen history and geography of the real city—this book explores how the city shaped the genre and equally how the genre shaped representations of the city. Shearer argues that while the musical was for many years a prime vehicle for the idealization of urban density, the transformation New York underwent after World War II constituted a major challenge to its representation. Including analysis of 42nd Street, Swing Time, Cover Girl, On the Town, The Band Wagon, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story and many other classic and little-known musicals—this book is an innovative study of the relationship between cinema and urban space.

About the authors

Martha Shearer teaches in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London, UK. She has published articles in Screen and The Soundtrack and her research focuses on the city in American cinema and media, particularly in relation to genre, gender and the history of the Hollywood film industry.

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Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56937-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56936-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New York City and the Hollywood Musical
Book Subtitle
Dancing in the Streets
Authors
Series Title
Screening Spaces
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56937-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56937-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56936-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 230
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