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The Resource Buzz : the life and art of Busby Berkeley, Jeffrey Spivak

Buzz : the life and art of Busby Berkeley, Jeffrey Spivak

Label
Buzz : the life and art of Busby Berkeley
Title
Buzz
Title remainder
the life and art of Busby Berkeley
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Spivak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Great Depression was defined by poverty and despair, but visionary American filmmaker Busby Berkeley (1895-1976) managed to divert the public's attention away from the economic crash with some of the most iconic movies of all time. Known for his kaleidoscopic dance numbers featuring multitudes of performers in extravagant costumes, his musicals provided a brief respite for an audience whose reality was hard and bitter. This Berkeley is a revealing study of the director, drawing from interviews with his colleagues, newspaper and legal records, and Berkeley's own unpublished memoirs to uncover the life of a Hollywood legend renowned for his talent and creativity. -- From the publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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381041
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
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Spivak, Jeffrey
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/33092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.A3
LC item number
B4885 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Screen classics
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  • Berkeley, Busby
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Choreographers
Target audience
adult
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the life and art of Busby Berkeley
Label
Buzz : the life and art of Busby Berkeley, Jeffrey Spivak
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue -- Actress and son -- In formation -- The show fixer -- A cyclopean vision -- The cinematerpsichorean -- The cancerous tire -- Post-traumatic inspiration -- Buzz's babes -- Art and audacity -- The stage debacle -- Inconsolable -- One last at bat -- Jumping, tapping, diving -- Out of sight -- The ringmaster -- Remember my forgotten director -- The figurehead -- The palmy days -- Epilogue -- On Busby Berkeley's memoirs -- Appendix : The works of Busby Berkeley
Control code
2010031653
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780813126432
Lccn
2010031653
Label
Buzz : the life and art of Busby Berkeley, Jeffrey Spivak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue -- Actress and son -- In formation -- The show fixer -- A cyclopean vision -- The cinematerpsichorean -- The cancerous tire -- Post-traumatic inspiration -- Buzz's babes -- Art and audacity -- The stage debacle -- Inconsolable -- One last at bat -- Jumping, tapping, diving -- Out of sight -- The ringmaster -- Remember my forgotten director -- The figurehead -- The palmy days -- Epilogue -- On Busby Berkeley's memoirs -- Appendix : The works of Busby Berkeley
Control code
2010031653
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780813126432
Lccn
2010031653

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