The First Hollywood Musicals: A Critical Filmography of 171 Features, 1927 Through 1932

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As Hollywood entered the sound era, it was rightly determined that the same public fascinated by the novelty of the talkie would be dazzled by the spectacle of a song and dance film. In 1929 and 1930, film musicals became the industry's most lucrative genre--until the greedy studios almost killed the genre by glutting the market with too many films that looked and sounded like clones of each other. From the classy movies such as Sunnyside Up and Hallelujah! to failures such as The Lottery Bride and Howdy Broadway, ...

The First Hollywood Musicals: A Critical Filmography of 171 Features, 1927 Through 1932 2004, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786420292

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The First Hollywood Musicals: A Critical Filmography of 171 Features, 1927 Through 1932 1996, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780899509457

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