42nd Street

42nd Street

Book - 1980
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This screenplay of 42nd Street ,  along with Rocco Fumento's thorough and engrossing introduction, takes the reader behind the scenes to see how the Warners studio took a dismal novel and, working within severe financial constraints brought on by the Great Depression, turned out a smash musical hit.
     42nd Street is a watershed film, one that resuscitated the Hollywood musical during troubled times. Yet 42nd Street wasn't merely a Depression tonic, its multiple plot line was half-comic, half-serious. It was a fast-paced, energetic, and the first musical not to shrink away from the fact that a Depression was going on. The film is an odd, and oddly successful, fusion of the real with the fantastic.

Publisher: Madison : Published for the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research by University of Wisconsin Press, 1980
ISBN: 9780299081041
Call Number: 792.51 J236f
Characteristics: 196 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: 42nd Street (Motion picture)


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