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books about movie musicals

video & DVD collections

other media about movie musicals

Broadway/movie music albums

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Essential Musicals On Film at Amazon

Books About Movie Musicals
{ and about Broadway }

Hollywood Musical Picture Quiz Book by Stanley Appelbaum  "The Hollywood Musical: A Picture Quiz Book" [1974]
by Stanley Appelbaum

Dover Publns 9½x8½ pb [10/74] out of print/many used
The Hollywood Musical book by Ethan Mordden  "The Hollywood Musical" [1981]
by Ethan Mordden

St. Martin's Press hardcover [11/81] out of print/used
The Hollywood Musical from 1927 to Present Day book by Clive Hirschhorn  "The Hollywood Musical: Every Hollywood Musical From 1927 To Present Day" [1981] by Clive Hirschhorn
Hamlyn hardcover [6/91] out of print/used
Gramercy 12¾x9¾ hardcover [4/91] out of print/used
Encyclopaedia of The Musical Film book by Stanley Green  "Encyclopaedia of The Musical Film" [1981] by Stanley Green
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x7½ pb [6/88] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [9/81] out of print/used
Broadway Musicals, 101 Greatest Shows of All Time book by Ken Bloom & Frank Vlastnik  "Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time"
[orig 1984, rev 2010] by Ken Bloom & Frank Vlastnik

Black Dog & Leventhal 2nd edition 10x8½ pb [5/2008] out of print/many used
Black Dog & Leventhal 12¾x10¾ hardcover [rev 10/2010] for $26.40
Hollywood Musicals Year by Year book by Stanley Green & Elaine Schmidt  "Hollywood Musicals Year By Year" [orig 1985, rev 1990]
by Stanley Green, revised & updated by Elaine Schmidt

Hal Leonard Corp. 9x6 pb [12/90] for $13.22
The Hollywood Musical book by Jane Feuer  "The Hollywood Musical" [1982; rev 1993]
by Jane Feuer

Indiana Univ Press 8¼x5½ pb [1/93] for $16.16
Great Hollywood Musical Pictures book by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts  "The Great Hollywood Musical Pictures" [1993]
by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts

Scarecrow Press 9x6 hardcover [9/93] out of print/used
The Golden Age of Movie Musicals & Me book by Saul Chaplin  "The Golden Age of Movie Musicals and Me" [1994] by Saul Chaplin
Saul Chaplin worked as a songwriter, vocal arranger, pianist, musical director, or producer on more than sixty films, including "Kiss Me Kate", "High Society", and "The Sound of Music". He won Academy Awards for "An American In Paris", "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers", and "West Side Story".
Univ OK Press 8¾x6 hardcover [9/94] out of print/used
Song in the Dark / Birth of The Musical Film book by Richard Barrios  "A Song In The Dark: The Birth of The Musical Film" [1995]
by Richard Barrios

Oxford Univ Press 2nd edition 9x6¼ pb [11/2009] for $27.95
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [7/95] for $49.99
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [7/95] out of print/used
Broadway To Hollywood / The Musical & The Cinema book by Robert Matthew-Walker  "Broadway To Hollywood: The Musical and The Cinema" [1996]
by Robert Matthew-Walker

Diane Publng 9¼x9 hardcover [4/96] for $19.00
Publishers Overstock hardcover [6/98] out of print/used
First Hollywood Musicals book by Edwin M. Bradley  "The First Hollywood Musicals: A Critical Filmography of 171 Features, 1927 through 1932" [1996] by Edwin M. Bradley
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [9/2004] for $49.95
McFarland & Co. library hardcover [7/96] out of print/used
Smithsonian Salute to the American Musical book by Amy Henderson & Dwight Bowers  "Red, Hot and Blue: A Smithsonian Salute To The American Musical" [1996]
by Amy Henderson & Dwight B. Bowers

Smithsonian 12½x9¼ hardcover [9/96] for $34.20
M-G-M Musicals / Arthur Freed  "M-G-M's Greatest Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit" [1996]
by Hugh Fordin

Da Capo Press 9x6 pb [9/96] for $24.00
Hollywood Rhapsody / Story of Movie Music by Gary Marmorstein  "Hollywood Rhapsody: The Story of Movie Music, 1900-1975" [1997]
by Gary Marmorstein

Schirmer Books 8¾x6 hardcover [12/97] for $49.60
American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia book by Thomas S. Hischak  "The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia" [1999]
by Thomas S. Hischak

Greenwood Press 9½x6½ hardcover [3/99] for $110.95
Hershenson Vol 9: Musical Movie Posters  "Musical Movie Posters" [1999]
by Bruce Hershenson

self-publd 11x8¾ pb [5/99] for $20.00
Musicals: Hollywood and Beyond book edited by Bill Marshall & Robynn Stilwell  "Musicals: Hollywood and Beyond: [2000]
Edited by Bill Marshall & Robynn Stilwell

Intellect Ltd. 9x6¾ pb [1/2000] for $30.00
Hollywood Musicals Film Reader book edited by Steven Cohan  "Hollywood Musicals: The Film Reader" (In Focus Series) [2001]
Edited by Steven Cohan

Routledge 9x6 pb [12/2001] for $32.70
Routledge 9½x6½ hardcover [12/2001] for $140.00
Hollywood Musicals Nominated For Best Picture  "Hollywood Musicals Nominated For Best Picture, 1929-1995" [2003]
by Frederick G. Vogel

McFarland & Co. 10½x7 hardcover [1/2003] for $75.00
When The Broadway Musical Went To Hollywood by Thomas S. Hischak  "Through The Screen Door: What Happened To The Broadway Musical When It Went To Hollywood" [2004] by Thomas S. Hischak
Scarecrow Press 8½x5¼ pb [7/2004] for $36.50
American Plays & Musicals On Screen book by Thomas S. Hischak  "American Plays and Musicals On Screen: 650 Stage Productions and Their Film & Televison Adaptations" [2004] by Thomas S. Hischak
McFarland & Co. 10x7 hardcover [12/2004] for $75.00
Musicals Facts, Figures & Fun book by Mike Evans & Malcolm Couch  "Musicals: Facts, Figures & Fun" [2006]
by Mike Evans, illustrated by Malcolm Couch

self-publd 7½x4¾ hardcover [3/2006] for $5.95
Hollywood Movie Musicals book by John Howard Reid  "Hollywood: Great, Good & Glamorous" [2006] by John Howard Reid
includes reviews & details of 125 pictures, from major to minor
Lulu.com 11x8½ pb [4/2006] for $19.95
”More Movie Musicals: One Hundred Best Films, Plus Twenty ‘B’ Pictures“ [2006] by John Howard Reid
Lulu.com 10¾x8¼ pb [6/2006] for $19.95
Rough Guide to Film Musicals book by David Parkinson  "The Rough Guide To Film Musicals" [2007] by David Parkinson
includes reviews of 50 essential musicals (including several forgotten gems) and profiles of musical icons, such as Fred Astaire, Judy Garland & George Gershwin
D.K./Rough Guides 7x7 pb [7/2007] for $11.99
Broadway's Top Musical Legends book by Robert Viagas  "I'm The Greatest Star: Broadway's Top Musical Legends From 1900 To Today" [2009]
by Robert Viagas

Applause Books 11x8¾ hardcover [7/2009] for $19.79
Hollywood Musicals, 101 Greatest Song-and-Dance Movies of All Time book by Ken Bloom   "Hollywood Musicals: The 101 Greatest Song-and-Dance Movies of All Time" [2010] by Ken Bloom, Foreword by Jane Powell
Black Dog & Leventhal 12¾x10¾ hardcover [12/2010] for $27.36
Golden Age of American Musical Theatre book by Corinne J. Naden  "The Golden Age of American Musical Theatre, 1943-1965" [2011]
by Corinne J. Naden

includes synopses, cast & production credits, song titles, and other pertinent infor-mation over a 22-year span for over 180 musicals from Oklahoma! to On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Scarecrow Press 9x6¼ hardcover [2/2011] for $32.54
100 Film Musicals book by Jim Hillier & Douglas Pye  "100 Film Musicals (B.F.I. Screen Guides)" [2011]
by Jim Hillier & Douglas Pye

British Film Institute 6½x4¾ pb [8/2011] for $13.60
Great Movie Musicals On Dvd book by John Howard Reid  "Great Movie Musicals On DVD" [2012] by John Howard Reid
Author covers 60 top musicals in detail, with listings for several hundred more
that are issued on DVD or Blu-ray

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [1/2012] for $3.95
LULU.com 11x8¼ pb [7/2012] for $11.66


Video & DVD Collections

Classic Musicals Cole Porter Collection DVD box set  "Classic Musicals: The Cole Porter Collection" DVD box set [2003]
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD set [4/2003] 5 disks for $48.99
includes "Broadway Melody of 1940" [1940] starring Fred Astaire & Eleanor Powell; "High Society" [1955] starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly & Frank Sinatra, with Louis Armstrong; "Les Girls" [1957] directed by George Cukor, starring Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall & Taina Elg; "Kiss Me Kate" [1953] starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson & Ann Miller; and "Silk Stockings" [1957] directed by Rouben Mamoulian, starring Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse

Musicals 20 Movie Pack DVD box set  Musicals 20 Movie Pack Collection [2005]
Mill Creek Ent. DVD set [11/2005] 5 disks for $8.47
TWENTY FILMS including "All-American Co-Ed" [1941]; "Breakfast In Hollywood" [1946]; "Calendar Girl" [1947]; "Career Girl"
[1944]; "The Dancing Pirate" [1936]; "Delightfully Dangerous" [1945] starring Jane Powell; "Dixiana" [1930] starring Bebe Daniels; "Doll Face" [1946] starring Viviane Blaine; "The Fabulous Dorseys" [1947]; "Fiesta" [1941]; "Glorifying The American Girl" [1929]; "Let's Go Collegiate" [1941] with Gale Storm; "Minstrel Man" [1944]; "People Are Funny" [1946]; "Rhythm In The Clouds" [1937]; "Second Chorus" [1940] starring Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard & Artie Shaw; "Sitting On The Moon" [1936]; "Swing Hostess"
[1944]; "Till The Clouds Roll By" [1946] starring Robert Walker; and "Trocadero" [1944]


Hollywood Musicals DVD box set  "Hollywood Musicals: 10 Classic Musicals On 3 DVDs - Over 14 Hours" [2006]
St. Clair Vision b&w/color DVD [4/2006] 3 disks for $8.99
TEN FILMS including "Doll Face" [1946] starring Viviane Blaine; "Glorifying The American Girl" [1929]; "The Greeks Had A Word For Them" aka "Three Broadway Girls" [1932]; "Happy Go Lovely" [1951] starring Vera-Ellen, David Niven & Caesar Romero; "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round" [1937]; "Moonlight Sonata" [1937] with pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski; "Mr. Imperium" [1951] starring Lana Turner & Ezio Pinza; "Royal Wedding" [1951] starring Astaire & Jane Powell; "Second Chorus" [1940] starring Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith & bandleader Artie Shaw; and "The Stork Club" [1945] starring Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald & Don DeFore – plus radio clips, interviews & theatrical trailers

Musicals from Hollywood's Golden Age DVD box set  "Musicals From Hollywood's Golden Age" DVD box set [2007]
Passport Video color/b&w DVD set [8/2007] 5 disks for $17.99
FIFTEEN FILMS including: "The Dancing Pirate" [1936]; "Doll Face" [1946] starring Viviane Blaine; "The Duke Is Tops" [1946]; "The Fabulous Dorseys" [1947]; "I Dream of Jeanie" [1952] Stephen Foster biopic; "Make A Wish" [1937] starring Bobbie Breen & Basil Rathbone; "Mr. Imperium" [1951] starring Lana Turner & Ezio Pinza; "Pot O' Gold" [1941] starring James Stewart & Paulette Goddard; "Private Buckaroo" [1942] starring The Andrews Sisters, Dick Foran & Shemp Howard; "Royal Wedding" [1951] starring Fred Astaire & Jane Powell; "Second Chorus" [1940] starring Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard & Artie Shaw; "Something To Sing About" [1937] starring James Cagney; "This Is The Army" [1943] directed by Michael Curtiz, starring George Murphy; "365 Nights In Hollywood" [1934]; and "Till The Clouds Roll By" [1946] starring Robert Walker

The Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Collection DVD box set  "The Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Collection" [2007]
Warner Home Video DVD set [9/2007] 5 disks for $28.99
includes "Babes In Arms" [1939] directed by Busby Berkeley; "Strike Up The Band" [1940] directed by Busby Berk-eley, with Paul Whiteman's Orchestra; "Babes On Broadway" [1941] directed by Busby Berkeley; "Girl Crazy" [1943] co-directed by Busby Berkeley; "Private Screenings with Mickey Rooney" [1996 T.C.M. special]; "The Judy Garland Songbook" [2007] (21 complete, magical Judy Garland musical numbers spanning her many films from 1936-1954) – plus bonus cartoons, shorts, newsreels, trailers & radio shows

M.G.M. Classic Musicals collection DVD set  M.G.M. Classic Musicals Collection [2007]
M.G.M. widescreen color DVD [9/2007] 6 disks for $32.99
includes "Guys and Dolls" [1955] starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons & Frank Sinatra; "West Side Story" [1961] starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn & Rita Moreno {won 10 Oscars}; "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
[1966] directed by Richard Lester; starring Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford & Jack Gilford; "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" [1967] starring Robert Morse, Michele Lee & Rudy Vallee; "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
[1968] starring Dick Van Dyke; and "Fiddler On The Roof" [1971] (won 3 Oscars)


Lubitsch Musicals box set  "Lubitsch Musicals" DVD box set [2008]
Criterion/Eclipse b&w DVD set [2/2008] 4 disks for $59.95
includes "The Love Parade" [1929] starring Maurice Chevalier & Jeanette MacDonald; "Monte Carlo" [1930] starring Jack Buchanan & Jeanette MacDonald; "The Smiling Lieutenant" [1931] starring Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert & Miriam Hopkins; and "One Hour With You" [1932] starring Maurice Chevalier & Jeanette MacDonald
see also Magic Lantern's Ernst Lubitsch [1892-1947] Page
Golden Age of Musicals DVD box set  "The Golden Age of Musicals" [2008]
St. Clair Ent. color/b&w DVD set [3/2008] 3 disks for $7.98
TEN MOVIES including: "Breakfast In Hollywood" [1946]; "The Fabulous Dorseys" [1947]; "Let's Sing Again" [1936] starring Bobby Breen; "New Faces of 1952" [1954] starring Eartha Kitt & Mel Brooks; "Rhythm Parade" [1942] starring Gale Storm & The Mills Brothers; "Something To Sing About" [1937] starring James Cagney; "Swing Parade of 1946" [1946] starring Gale Storm & The Three Stooges; "Trocadero" [1944]; "The Vagabond Lover" [1929] starring Rudy Vallee & Sally Blane; and "Youth On Parade" [1942]

"Broadway's Lost Treasures"
'Broadway's Lost Treasures I Best of the Tony Awards' DVD box set  "Broadway's Lost Treasures I: The Best of The Tony Awards" [2003]
Acorn Media color DVD [10/2003] out of prodn/used
110 minutes of clips of "22 rare performances from Broadway's greatest musicals" - seventeen clips from the P.B.S. telecast of the Tony Awards: Vivian Blaine performing 'Adelaide's Lament' from "Guys and Dolls" [1950]; "The Pajama Game" [1954]; Robert Preston performing 'Trouble" from "The Music Man" [1957]; Paul Lynde performing 'Kids' from "Bye Bye Birdie" [1960]; Carol Channing performing 'Before The Parade Passes By' from "Hello, Dolly!" [1964]; Zero Mostel performing 'If I Were A Rich Man' "Fiddler on the Roof" [1964]; Joel Grey performing 'Willkommen' from "Cabaret" [1966]; Julie Andrews performing 'Send In The Clowns' from "A Little Night Music" [1973]; Gwen Verdon & Chita Rivera performing 'All That Jazz' & 'Nowadays' from "Chicago" [1975]; Andrea McArdle & cast performing 'Tomorrow' from "Annie" [1977]; another song from "Annie"; Yul Brynner performing 'Shall We Dance' from "The King and I" [1977]; Patti LuPone performing 'A New Argentina' from "Evita" [1979]; Angela Lansbury performing 'Worst Pies In London' from "Sweeney Todd" [1979]; Jerry Orbach performing 'Lullaby of Broadway' from "42nd Street"
[1980]; "Cats" [1982]; Tommy Tune & Twiggy performing 'Chasin' The Clouds Away' from Gershwin's "My One and Only" [1983]; and five clips not seen on the P.B.S. broadcast: Barbara Harris performs 'Movie Star Gorgeous' from "The Apple Tree" [1966]; Bonnie Franklin performs title song from Comden & Green's "Applause" [1970]; Dorothy Loudon & cast sing two songs from "Annie" [1977]; Ann Miller & Mickey Rooney perform a medley from "Sugar Babies" [1979]; Patti LuPone performs 'Buenos Aires' from "Evita" [1979]; bonus material includes historical information on each show and PLAYBILL® cover art
'Broadway's Lost Treasures II Best of the Tony Awards' DVD box set  "Broadway's Lost Treasures II: The Best of The Tony Awards" [2004]
Acorn Media color DVD [10/2004] for $35.00
90 minutes of clips of "18 rare performances from Broadway's greatest musicals" - thirteen clips from the P.B.S. telecast of the Tony Awards: "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" [1965]; Richard Kiley performing 'The Impossible Dream' from "Man of La Mancha" [1965]; "Chicago"
[1975]; "Ain't Misbehavin'" [1978]; Jane Lapotaire performing 'La Vie en Rose' from "Piaf" [1981]; Angela Lansbury & Beatrice Arthur performing 'Bosom Buddies' from "Mame" [1983]; "La Cage aux Folles" [1983]; "Anything Goes" [1987]; "Les Misérables" [1987]; "Grand Hotel" [1989]; Gregory Hines performing 'That's How You Jazz' from "Jelly's Last Jam" [1992]; "Guys and Dolls" [1992]; Shirley Verrett & cast performing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from "Carousel" [1994]; and five clips not seen on the P.B.S. broadcast: Tom Bosley performing 'The Name's LaGuardia' from "Fiorello!" [1959]; Katharine Hepburn performing 'Always Mademoiselle' from "Coco" [1969]; "Nine" [1982]; "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" [1982]; Robert Lindsay performing 'Lambeth Walk' from "Me and My Girl" [1986]; bonus material includes historical information on each show and PLAYBILL® cover art
'Broadway's Lost Treasures III Best of the Tony Awards' DVD box set  "Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards" [2005]
Acorn Media color DVD [9/2005] for $48.77
95 minutes of clips of "23 rare performances from Broadway's greatest musicals" - nineteen clips from the P.B.S. telecast of the Tony Awards: Julie Andrews singing a medley from 'My Fair Lady' and 'Camelot'; Ethel Merman singing a medley from 'Girl Crazy', 'Call Me Madam', and 'Gypsy'; "How Now, Dow Jones" [1968]; "Promises, Promises" [1969]; Gwen Verdon & Ray Walston performing 'Whatever Lola Wants' from "Damn Yankees"
[1971]; Alfred Drake performing 'Where Is The Life That Late I Led' from "Kiss Me Kate" [1971]; Zero Mostel performing 'Comedy Tonight' from "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" [1971]; Debbie Allen & cast performing 'America' from "West Side Story" [1980]; Robert Goulet & Inga Swenson performing 'Indian Love Call' from "Rose-Marie" [1982]; "Black and Blue" [1989]; "Crazy for You" [1992]; "Five Guys Named Moe" [1992]; "Kiss of The Spider Woman" [1993]; "Show Boat" [1995]; "Ragtime" [1998]; "Fosse" [1999]; "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"
[1999]; "42nd Street" [2001]; and "Into The Woods" [2002]; and four clips not seen on the P.B.S. broadcast: "The Happy Time" [1968]; Desi Arnaz performing 'She Could Shake Her Maracas' from "Too Many Girls" [1972]; Angela Lansbury performing 'Everything's Coming Up Roses; from "Gypsy" [1975]; and "Miss Saigon" [1991]; bonus material includes historical information on each show and PLAYBILL® cover art

"Classic Musicals 50 Movie Pack Collection"  [2005]
Musicals Classics 50 Movie pack   Mill Creek Ent. DVD set [4/2005] 12 disks for $13.99
FIFTY FILMS including "All-American Co-Ed" [1941]; "The Big Show" [1936] starring Gene Autry; "Black Tights" [France 1960]; "Breakfast In Holly-wood" [1946]; "Calendar Girl" [1947]; "Career Girl" [1944]; "Check and Double Check" [1930] starring Amos 'n' Andy; "The Dancing Pirate" [1936]; "Delight-fully Dangerous" [1945] starring Jane Powell; "Dixiana" [1930] starring Bebe Daniels; "Doll Face" [1946] starring Viviane Blaine; "The Duke Is Tops" [1946]; "The Fabulous Dorseys" [1947]; "Fiesta" [1941]; "Glorifying The American Girl" [1929]; "The Great Gabbo" [1929] starring Erich von Stroheim; "Hi Diddle Diddle" [1943]; "Hi-De-Ho" [1947] starring Cab Calloway; "Jack and The Beanstalk"
[1952] starring Abbott & Costello; "Killer Diller" all-black talent show [1948]; "King Kelly of The U.S.A." [1934]; "Let's Go Collegiate" [1941] with Gale Storm; "Minstrel Man"
[1944]; "Mr. Imperium" [1951] starring Lana Turner & Ezio Pinza; "Murder With Music" [1941]; "Palooka" [1934] starring Stuart Erwin, Jimmy Durante & Lupe Velez; "Paradise In Harlem" [1939]; "People Are Funny" [1946]; "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" [1957 NBC-TV] starring Van Heflin; "Private Buckaroo" [1942] starring The Andrews Sisters, Dick Foran & Shemp Howard; "Reaching For The Moon" [1930] starring Douglas Fairbanks, Bebe Daniels & Edward Everett Horton; "Reet, Petite & Gone" [1947]; "Rhythm and Blues Revue"
[1955]; "Rhythm In The Clouds" [1937]; "Road Show" [1941] directed by Hal Roach, starring John Hubbard, Adolphe Menjou & Carole Landis; "The Road To Hollywood" [1946] starring Bing Crosby; "Rock N' Roll Revue" [1955]; "Rock, Rock, Rock" [1956]; "Royal Wedding" starring Fred Astaire & Jane Powell; "Second Chorus" [1940] starring Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard & Artie Shaw; "Sitting On The Moon" [1936]; "Soundies Caval-cade"; "Soundies Festival"; "Stage Door Canteen" [1943] directed by Frank Borzage; "Sunny"
[1941] starring Ray Bolger; "Swing Hostess" [1944]; "Till The Clouds Roll By" [1946] starring Robert Walker; "Trocadero" [1944]; "Up In The Air" [1940]; and "Wild Guitar" [1962]

"Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection"  [2006]
Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection 12-disk DVD box set   Fox widescreen color DVD set [11/2006] 12 disks for $66.61
includes remastered two-disc special editions of "State Fair" [1945] directed by Walter Lang, starring Jeanne Crain & Dana Andrews; "Oklahoma!" [1955] directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gordon MacRae & Shirley Jones; "Carousel" [1956] directed by Henry King, starring Gordon MacRae & Shirley Jones; "The King and I" [1956] directed by Walter Lang, starring Deborah Kerr & Yul Brynner; "South Pacific" [1958] directed by Joshua Logan, starring Rossano Brazzi & Mitzi Gaynor; and "The Sound of Music" [1965] directed by Robert Wise, starring Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer; plus extras "Lilliom" [1934 pre-'Carousel' drama], and "State Fair" [1962 remake] starring Pat Boone & Ann-Margaret

"Classic Musicals From The Dream Factory"
Classic Musicals from the Dream Factory volume 1  Volume 1 [2006]
Warner Home Video color DVD set DVD [4/2006] 5 disks for $30.99
includes "It's Always Fair Weather" [1955] starring Gene Kelly & Cyd Charisse; "Summer Stock" [1950] starring Gene Kelly & Judy Garland; "Three Little Words" [1950] starring Fred Astaire & Red Skelton; "Till The Clouds Roll By"
[1946] featuring Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne & Judy Garland; and "Ziegfeld Follies" [1946] directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring William Powell – plus many extras
Classic Musicals from the Dream Factory  Volume 2 [2007]
Warner Home Video color DVD set DVD [7/2007] 7 disks for $30.49
includes "The Belle of New York" [1952] starring Fred Astaire & Vera Ellen; "The Pirate" [1948] starring Gene Kelly & Judy Garland; "Royal Wedding" [1951] starring Astaire & Jane Powell; "That Midnight Kiss" [1949] starring Mario Lanza & Kathryn Grayson; "That's Dancing" [1985] hosted by Gene Kelly; "The Toast of New Orleans" [1950] starring Lanza & Grayson; and "Words and Music" [1948] starring Kelly, Garland & Mickey Rooney – plus many extras
Classic Musicals from the Dream Factory volume 3  Volume 3 [2008]
Warner Home Video color DVD set [4/2008] 6 disks for $69.98
includes "Born To Dance" [1936] with Frances Langford & James Stewart; "Broadway Melody of 1936" [1935] starring Eleanor Powell & Robert Taylor; "Broadway Melody of 1938" [1937] starring Robert Taylor & Judy Garland; "Deep In My Heart" [1954] with Ann Miller & Gene Kelly; "Hit The Deck" [1955]; "Kismet" [1955] starring Howard Keel & Dolores Gray; "Lady Be Good" [1941] starring Ann Sothern & Robert Young; "Nancy Goes To Rio" [1950] starring Jane Powell & Carmen Miranda; and "Two Weeks With Love" [1950] starring Jane Powell & Debbie Reynolds

"The Busby Berkeley Collection"
Busby Berkeley Collection Volume 1 DVD box set  Volume 1 DVD Box Set [2006]
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [3/2006] for $29.49
includes "Dames" [1934] starring Dick Powell & Ruby Keeler; "Footlight Parade" [1933] starring James Cagney & Ruby Keeler; "42nd Street" [1933] directed by Lloyd Bacon, starring Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels & Ruby Keeler; "Gold Diggers of 1933" [1933] directed by Mervyn LeRoy, starring Ruby Keeler & Dick Powell; and "Gold Diggers of 1935" [1935] directed by Busby Berkeley, starring Dick Powell, Gloria Stuart & Adolphe Menjou – plus the 163-minute "Busby Berkely Disc" (a 1992 laserdisc program that collects just the musical numbers from nine films - without the plot filler), and vintage cartoons, featurettes, shorts & many more extras
Busby Berkeley Collection Volume 2 DVD box set  Volume 2 DVD Box Set [2008]
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [9/2008] 4 disks for $25.99
includes "Gold Diggers In Paris" [1938] starring Rudy Vallee; "Gold Diggers of 1937" [1936] directed by Lloyd Bacon; "Hollywood Hotel" [1937] directed by Busby Berkeley, starring Dick Powell; and "Varsity Show" [1937] starring Dick Powell – plus many extras including Busby Berkeley: Going Through The Roof" [1998 short]

see also "The Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Collection" [2007] above {directed by Busby Berkeley}

"Astaire & Rogers Collection"
Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers made ten movies together at R.K.O., from 1933 to 1949

Astaire & Rogers Collection, Volume 1 DVD box set  Volume 1 [2005]
Turner Home Ent. DVD [8/2005] 5 disks for $29.49
includes "Top Hat" [1935] co-starring Edward Everett Horton & Eric Blore; "Swing Time" [1936]; "Follow The Fleet" [1936] co-starring Randolph Scott & Harriet Hilliard {Nelson}; "Shall We Dance" [1937] co-starring Edward Everett Horton & Eric Blore; and "The Barkleys of Broadway"
[1949] co-starring Oscar Levant & Billie Burke
Astaire & Rogers Collection, Volume 2 DVD box set  Volume 2 [2006]
Warner Home Video DVD box set [10/2006] 5 disks for $29.99
includes "Flying Down To Rio" [1933] starring Gene Raymond & Dolores Del Rio; "The Gay Divorcee" [1934] co-starring Alice Brady & Edward Everett Horton; "Roberta" [1935] co-starring Irene Dunne & Randolph Scott; "Carefree" [1938] co-starring Ralph Bellamy; and "The Story of Vernon & Irene Castle" [1939] co-starring Edna May Oliver & Walter Brennan

"Astaire & Rogers Ultimate Collector's Edition" [2006]
includes the ten movies on DVD above, plus bonus disk with the "Astaire and Rogers: Partners In Rhythm"
documentary [2006]
and other extras
Warner Home Video DVD box set [10/2006] 11 disks for $50.49

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers At RKO soundtrack album  "Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers At R.K.O." soundtrack album [1998]
Rhino/W.E.A. audio CDs [2/98] 2 disks for $24.99
includes 35 tracks from the films "Carefree" [1938], "Flying Down To Rio" [1933], "Follow The Fleet" [1936], "The Gay Divorcee" [1934], "Roberta" [1935], "The Sky's The Limit" [1943], "Swing Time" [1936], "Top Hat" [1935] and other sources

"Showtime USA Double Feature Collector's Packs" [2007]
Showtime USA Jubilee Collection DVD box set  ++"Showtime USA Jubilee Collection" DVD Box Set [2007]
V.C.I. Ent. DVD set [11/2007] 4 double-feature disks - out of prodn/used
contains 8 feature films on four disks: "Square Dance Jubilee" [S.G.P./Lippert Pictures Nov 1949] starring Don 'Red' Barry, Mary Beth Hughes, Spade Cooley (and his band), Max Terhune, Thurston Hall, Cowboy Copas & Wally Vernon; "Hollywood Varieties" [Lippert Pictures Jan 1950] emceed by Robert Alda; "The Kid From Gower Gulch" [Lippert Jan 1950] starring Spade Cooley & Golden Nugget the Horse; "Holiday Rhythm" [Lippert Oct 1950] starring Mary Beth Hughes, Tex Ritter, The Cass County Boys trio, Nappy Lamare and His Dixieland Band & Chuy Reyes' Mambo Orchestra; "Everybody's Dancin' " [Lippert March 1950] starring Spade Cooley & Richard Lane, with the Sons of The Pioneers band; "Kentucky Jubilee" [Lippert May 1951] starring Jerry Colonna, Jean Porter, James Ellison, Fritz Feld & Raymond Hatton; "Varieties On Parade" [Lippert July 1951] starring Eddie Garr & Jackie Coogan; "Yes Sir, Mr. Bones" about minstrel shows [Lippert July 1951] featuring Pete Daily's Chicagoans band & Scatman Crothers
Showtime USA Double Feature, Volume 1: "Everybody's Dancin'" and "Varieties On Parade" [2007]
V.C.I. Ent. DVD [11/2007] out of prodn/used
Showtime USA Double Feature, Volume 2: "Yes Sir, Mr. Bones" and "Square Dance Jubilee" [2007]
V.C.I. Ent. DVD [11/2007] for $18.94
Showtime USA Double Feature, Volume 3: "Hollywood Varieties" and "Holiday Rhythm" [2007]
V.C.I. Ent. DVD [11/2007] for $14.95
Showtime USA Double Feature, Volume 4: "Kentucky Jubilee" and "The Kid From Gower Gulch" [2007]
V.C.I. Ent. DVD [11/2007] for $16.00

"Hollywood Musicals: The Ultimate Collection"  [2008]
Hollywood Musicals Ultimate Collection DVD box set   St Clair Ent color/b&w DVD set [4/2008] 6 disks for $21.99
TWENTY MOVIES including: "Breakfast In Hollywood" [1946]; "Doll Face" [1946] starring Viviane Blaine; "The Fabulous Dorseys" [1947]; "Glorifying The American Girl" [1929]; "The Greeks Had A Word For Them" aka "Three Broadway Girls" [1932]; "Happy Go Lovely" [1951] starring David Niven, Vera-Ellen & Cesar Romero; "Let's Sing Again" [1936] starring Bobby Breen; "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round" [1937]; "Moonlight Sonata" [1937] with pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski; "Mr. Imperium" [1951] starring Lana Turner & Ezio Pinza; "New Faces of 1952" [1954] starring Eartha Kitt & Mel Brooks; "Rhythm Parade" [1942] starring Gale Storm & The Mills Brothers; "Royal Wedding" [1951] starring Fred Astaire & Jane Powell; "Second Chorus" [1940] starring Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard & Artie Shaw; "Something To Sing About" [1937] starring James Cagney; "The Stork Club" [1945] starring Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald & Don DeFore; "Swing Parade of 1946" [1946] starring Gale Storm & The Three Stooges; "Trocadero" [1944]; "The Vagabond Lover" [1929] starring Rudy Vallee & Sally Blane; and "Youth On Parade" [1942] – bonuses include trailers, poster gallery, radio programs, and a David Niven bio featurette

"Fox-M.G.M.  Hollywood  Musicals  Collection"  [2008]
The Fox-MGM Hollywood Musicals Collection DVD box set   M.G.M. Homne Video color/b&w DVD set [11/2008] 61 disks for $374.99
SIXTY FILMS including: 7 Elvis Presley musicals – "Clambake" [1967], "Flaming Star" [1960], "Follow That Dream" [1961], "Frankie and Johnny" [1965], "Kid Galahad"
[1962], "Love Me Tender" [1956] & "Wild In The Country" [1961] – and "A Chorus Line" [1985]; "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" [1966] with Buster Keaton; "Alexander's Ragtime Band" [1938] starring Tyrone Power & Alice Faye; "All That Jazz" [1979] directed by Bob Fosse; "The Apple" [1980]; "Beach Blanket Bingo"
[1965]; "Belle of The Yukon" [1944] starring Randolph Scott & Dinah Shore; "Bloodhounds of Broadway" [1952] starring Mitzi Gaynor; "Call Me Madam" [1953] starring Ethel Merman & Vera-Ellen; "Can-Can" [1960] starring Frank Sinatra & Shirley MacLaine; "Carmen Jones" [1954] directed by Otto Preminger; "Carousel" [1956] starring Gordon MacRae & Shirley Jones; "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" [1968]; "Daddy Long Legs" [1955] starring Fred Astaire & Leslie Caron; "De-lovely" [2004] starring Kevin Kline; "The Dolly
Sisters" [1945] starring Betty Grable & June Haver; "Down Argentine Way" [1940] starring Don Ameche & Betty Grable; "The Fantasticks" [1995]; "Fiddler On The Roof" [1971]; "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" [1953] directed by Howard Hawks, starring Marilyn Monroe; "The Goldwyn Follies" [1938]; "Guys and Dolls" [1955] starring Marlon Brando & Frank Sinatra; "Hair" [1979] directed by Milos Forman; "Hans Christian Andersen" [1952] starring Danny Kaye; "Hallelujah, I'm A Bum" [1933] starring Al Jolson & Harry Langdon; "Hello, Dolly!" [1969] directed by Gene Kelly, starring Barbra Streisand; "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" [1967]; "Kid Millions" [1934] starring Eddie Cantor & Ethel Merman; "The King and I" [1966] starring Deborah Kerr & Yul Brynner; "March of The Wooden Soldiers" [1934] starring Laurel & Hardy; "Moon Over Miami" [1941] starring Don Ameche & Betty Grable; "Moulin Rouge" [2001] starring Nicole Kidman; "New York, New York" [1977] directed by Martin Scorsese; "Okla- homa!" [1955] starring Gordon MacRae & Shirley Jones; "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" [1938] starring Shirley Temple & Randolph Scott; "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" [1975]; "The Sound of Music" [1965] starring Julie Andrews & Chris- topher Plummer; "South Pacific" [1958] starring Mitzi Gaynor & Rossano Brazzi; "State Fair" [1945]; "There's No Business Like Show Business" [1954] starring Ethel Merman & Marilyn Monroe; "West Side Story" [1961]; "Whoopee!" [1930] starring Eddie Cantor; and "With A Song In My Heart" [1952] starring Susan Hayward

"T.C.M. Greatest Classic Films Collection: Musicals" [2009]
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Broadway Musicals DVD box set  "Broadway Musicals" [2009]
Turner Home Ent. widescreen color DVD set [5/2009] 2 disks for $19.49
contains four feature films: "Annie Get Your Gun" [1950] starring Betty Hutton & Howard Keel; "Show Boat" [1951] starring Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner & Howard Keel; "Kiss Me Kate" [1953] starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel & Ann Miller; "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" [1954] directed by Stanley Donen, starring Howard Keel & Jane Powell; extras include trailers. outtakes, commentaries, Stanley Donen musicals trailer gallery, and shorts & featurettes
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: American Musicals DVD box set  "American Musicals" [2009]
Turner Home Ent. widescreen color DVD set [5/2009] 2 disks for $16.99
contains four feature films: "Meet Me In St. Louis" [1944] directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Judy Garland; "Easter Parade" [1948] starring Judy Garland & Fred Astaire; "Singin' In The Rain" [1952] directed by Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds & Jean Hagen; and "The Band Wagon" [1953] directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse; extras include trailers, comment- aries, Judy Garland trailer gallery, Vincente Minnelli trailer gallery, Fred Astaire trailer gallery, and more



Other Media About Movie Musicals

M.G.M.'s "That's Entertainment!" docufilms

That's Entertainment documentary feature directed by Jack Haley, Jr.  "That's Entertainment!: 50 Years of M.G.M." [M.G.M. June 1974]
Co-produced, written & directed by Jack Haley, Jr.; various segments were hosted by the studio's legendary (and then-living) stars: Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Peter Lawford, Liza Minnelli (representing her mother, Judy Garland), Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart, and Elizabeth Taylor
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [10/2004] for $17.99
full credits from IMDbPart 1 movie entry at Wikipedia
That's Entertainment Part II documentary feature directed by Gene Kelly  "That's Entertainment, Part 2" [M.G.M. May 1976]
Directed by Gene Kelly; hosted by Gene Kelly & Fred Astaire
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [10/2004] for $17.99
full credits from IMDbPart 2 movie entry at Wikipedia
That's Dancing! documentary feature directed by Jack Haley, Jr.  "That's Dancing!" [M.G.M. Jan 1985]
Co-produced, written & directed by Jack Haley, Jr.; co-produced & hosted by Gene Kelly; also hosted by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ray Bolger, Sammy Davis Jr. & Liza Minnelli
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [7/2007] for $17.99
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
That's Entertainment III documentary feature directed by Bud Friedgen & Michael Sheridan  "That's Entertainment III" documentary feature [M.G.M./Turner May 1994]
Positioned as a 70th Aniversary celebration; contains much footage cut from M.G.M. musicals, including previously unseen performances by Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Ava Gardner, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Eleanor Powell & Debbie Reynolds Co-written & co-directed by Bud Friedgen & Michael J. Sheridan; co-hosted by June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney & Esther Williams
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [10/2004] for $17.99
full credits from IMDbPart 3 movie entry at Wikipedia
That's Entertainment! Best of The M-G-M Musicals soundtrack album  
"That's Entertainment!: The Best of The M-G-M Musicals - Motion Picture Soundtrack Anthology" [1996]
Rhino/WEA audio CD [7/96] 16 tracks for $11.98
That's Entertainment! Complete Collection DVD box set  "That's Entertainment! The Complete Collection" [2004]
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [10/2004] 4 disks for $25.99
includes the three feature films: "That's Entertainment!: 50 Years of MGM" [1974]; "That's Entertainment! Part II" [1976]; and "That's Entertainment! Part III" [1994]; plus a 'musical outtakes jukebox' of sixteen excised numbers, two "Making of ..." docufilms: "That's Entertainment: The Masters Behind The Musicals" [37 minutes, 2004] and "That's Entertainment! III: Behind the Screen" [53 minutes, 1994], and many other treats
That's Entertainment! Ultimate Anthology soundtrack CD set  
"That's Entertainment!: The Ultimate Anthology of M-G-M Musicals"
[orig 1995, rev 2006]

Rhino/W.E.A. soundtrack CD set [4/2006] 110+ tracks on 6 disks & booklet for $71.99
the content of the older 1995 edition is maybe 75-80% the same
Rhino/W.E.A. soundtrack CD set [10/95] 126 tracks on 6 disks out of prodn/used

That's Black Entertainment documentary feature directed by G. William Jones & William Greaves  "That's Black Entertainment" [Skyline Ent. 1990]
Covers 'race' movies & stars from 1929 to 1957Co-produced, written & co-directed by G. William Jones; co-directed & hosted by William Greaves
NOTE: this is not the same film as the 3-part Starz show of 2002 {below}
On Deck Home Ent. VHS [11/99] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

and more on the subject on Magic Lantern's Afro-American Film Festival Pages

Puttin' on the Ritz / Great Hollywood Musicals  "Puttin' On The Ritz: The Great Hollywood Musicals" [1995]
Performed by The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Telarc audio CD [9/95] 16 tracks for $17.98
includes songs written by Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Howard Dietz, Arthur Freed, George Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter and others
Academy Award-Winning Music From M.G.M. Classics  "Academy Award-Winning Music From M.G.M. Classics: Motion Picture Soundtrack Anthology" [1997]
Rhino/W.E.A. soundtrack CD [2/97] out of prodn/used
films include "An American In Paris", "Anchors Aweigh", "Annie Get Your Gun", "Ben Hur", "Dr. Zhivago", "Easter Parade", "Gigi", "The Harvey Girls" [1946], "Lady Be Good", "Lili", "Neptune's Daughter", "On The Town", "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" and "The Wizard of Oz"

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers At RKO soundtrack album  "Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers At R.K.O.: Motion Picture Soundtrack Anthology" [1998]
Rhino/W.E.A. audio CDs [2/98] 2 disks for $24.99
includes 35 tracks from the films "Carefree" [1938], "Flying Down To Rio" [1933], "Follow The Fleet" [1936], "The Gay Divorcee" [1934], "Roberta" [1935], "The Sky's The Limit" [1943], "Swing Time" [1936], "Top Hat" [1935] and other sources

Hollywood Musicals of the 40s TV special  "Hollywood Musicals of The 40s" [2000 video release]
Passport Video b&w/color DVD [5/2000] for $9.99
not listed on IMDb; includes "Hollywood Victory Caravan" musical short [1945]; featured stars include Fred Astaire, Bob and Bing, Judy Garland, Betty Garrett, Lena Horne, Ann Miller,Margaret O'Brien, Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra & Esther Williams; featured films include "Meet Me In St. Louis" [1944], "Rhapsody In Blue" [1945], "Romance On The High Seas" [1948], and "Yankee Doodle Dandy" [1942]
Hollywood Musicals of the 50s TV special  "Hollywood Musicals of The 50s" [2000 video release]
Passport Video b&w/color DVD [5/2000] for $9.99
not listed on IMDb; interviewees include Fred Astaire, Shirley Jones, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Conner, Ann Miller & Debbie Reynolds; featured films include "An American In Paris" [1951], "Carmen Jones" [1954], "I'll See You In My Dreams" [1951], "Kiss Me Kate" [1953], "Show Boat" [1951], and "Silk Stockings" [1957]
Hollywood Musicals of the 60s TV special  "Hollywood Musicals of The 60s" [2000 video release]
Passport Video b&w/color DVD [5/2000] for $9.99
full credits from IMDb
interviewees include Julie Andrews; featured films include "A Hard Days Night" [1964], "A Funny Thing ... Forum" [1966], "Camelot" [1967], "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" [1968], "Funny Girl" [1968], "Let's Make Love" [1960], "Mary Poppins" [1964], "Oliver!" [1968], "Star" [1968], and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" [1967]
It's Black Entertainment TV special on Showtime  "It's Black Entertainment" TV special [Showtime 2001]
Featured artists include Cab Calloway, Sammy Davis Jr., Snoop Dogg, Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Ice T, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Spike Lee, Little Richard, Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, Diana Ross & Russell Simmons Directed by Stan Lathan; hosted by Vanessa Williams
Showtime Ent. color DVD [7/2001] for $9.98
Showtime Ent. color VHS [7/2001] for $9.48
full credits from IMDb
and more on the subject on Magic Lantern's Afro-American Film Festival Pages

That's Black Entertainment documentary feature directed by Walid Khaldi  "That's Black Entertainment" documentary [Starz! 2002]
S'more Ent. color/b&w DVD set [1/2007] 3 disks for $9.99
A three-part original documentary series celebrating legendary black actors, comedians & Westerns; broadcast on Starz! in 2002 as three episodes: "Actors", "Comedians", and "Westerns"
Directed by Walid Khaldi, written by Sean Whitley; hosted by Mario Van Peebles
NOTE: this is not the same as the independent Skyline docufilm of 1990 {above}
and more on the subject on Magic Lantern's Afro-American Film Festival Pages
Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals audio CD  "Somewhere Over The Rainbow: The Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals" [2002]
Rhino/W.E.A. audio CD [6/2002] 2 disks for $19.98
42 tracks include artists Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire (7), Ann Blyth, Bing Crosby, Vic Damone (2), Doris Day, Connie Francis, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Judy Garland (4), Lena Horne (2), Louis Jourdan, Howard Keel, Gene Kelly (3), Oscar Levant, Tony Martin, Dick Powell, Jane Powell, Dooley Wilson – duets by June Allyson & Peter Lawford, Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly, Judy Garland & Fred Astaire, Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney, Kathryn Grayson & Howard Keel, Betty Hutton & Howard Keel, Gene Kelly & Judy Garland (2), Ethel Waters & Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, and Esther Williams & Ricardo Montalban – plus more

Broadway American Musical TV miniseries from PBS  "Broadway: The American Musical" [aired on PBS Oct 2004]
Episode Titles: 1: "Give My Regards To Broadway: 1893-1927"; 2: "Syncopated City: 1919-33"; 3: "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin': 1929-42"; 4: "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin': 1943-60"; 5: "Tradition: 1957-79"; and 6: "Putting It Together: 1980-Present" 6-episode TV miniseries co-written, co-produced & directed by Michael Kantor; hosted by Julie Andrews; modern interviewees include Brendan Gill, Joel Grey, Al Hirschfeld, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Tommy Tune & Max Wilk
P.B.S. Home Video widescreen color DVD [10/2004] 3 disks for $52.99
P.B.S. Home Video color VHS [10/2004] 3 tapes for $40.00
series credits at IMDbPBS official program website
Broadway The American Musical book by Michael Kantor & Laurence Maslon  "Broadway: The American Musical" [2004]
by Michael Kantor & Laurence Maslon

Applause Books 11¼x9½ pb [5/2010] for $19.99
Bulfinch 11½x9¾ hardcover [10/2004] for $40.95
"Broadway: The American Musical" music CDs [2004]
Sony music CD set [10/2004] 106 tracks on 5 disks for $40.68
Decca Broadway 'Best of' music CD [10/2004] 21 tracks for $13.15

Astaire & Rogers, Partners In Rhythm documentary  "Astaire and Rogers: Partners In Rhythm" documentary
[Sparkhill/Turner Oct 2006]

Co-produced, written & directed by Tara Tremaine; narrated by Chuck
Klausmeyer • credits from IMDb
Warner Home Video DVD set [10/2006] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
also available as part of "Astaire & Rogers Ultimate Collector's Edition"
Warner Home Video DVD box set [10/2006] 11 disks for $84.91

Hollywood Singing & Dancing DVD set  
Hollywood Singing & Dancing - The 1940s  
Hollywood Singing & Dancing - The 1960s  
"Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History"
[Oct 2008 TV documentary & 13 video releases]

Co-written & directed by Mark McLaughlin or Phillip Dye; hosted by Shirley Jones
hour-long TV docu credits at IMDb
Great Musical Treasures 228-minute color DVD set [10/2008] 2 disks for $26.99
"The 1920s: Dawn of The Hollywood Musical" [160 min.] • video credits at IMDb
Great Musical Treasures color DVD [8/2009] for $17.99
"The 1930s: Dancing During The Great Depression" [150 min.] • video credits at IMDb
Great Musical Treasures color DVD [3/2009] for $17.99
"The 1940s: Stars, Stripes & Singing" [108 min.] • video credits at IMDb
Great Musical Treasures color DVD [3/2009] for $17.99
"The 1950s: The Golden Era of The Musical" [128 min.] • video credits at IMDb
Great Musical Treasures color DVD [3/2009] for $17.99
"The 1960s: A Musical Metamorphosius" [142 min.] • video credits at IMDb
Great Musical Treasures color DVD [5/2009] for $17.99
"The 1970s: Diversity Rocks The Movies" [130 min.] • video credits at IMDb
Great Musical Treasures color DVD [5/2009] for $17.99
"1980-2010: Rebooting The Musical, A New Beginning" [120 min.] • video credits at IMDb
Great Musical Treasures color DVD [8/2009] for $17.99
"Movies That Rocked 'n' Rolled" [60 min.] • video credits at IMDb
Great Musical Treasures color DVD [11/2009] for $17.99
"Movies That Swing" [? min.] • not released? [2/2010] • not on IMDb
"Hollywood Singing & Dancing: 1920s to 2000" [75 min.]
Great Musical Treasures color DVD [11/2010] for $53.99

Broadway & Movie Music Collection Albums

"Original Cast!: 100 Years of The American Musical Theater"

Original Cast! 100 Years of the American Musical Theater (The Early Years) album on CD   "The Early Years" [1996]
Metropolitan Opera Guild original cast CD set [1996] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
artists include Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan, Fred & Adele Astaire, Bojangles Robinson, and Helen Kane (as Betty Boop); composers include Jerome Kern, Rudolf Friml, Sigmund Romberg, and Irving Berlin; shows include "Billie", "The Follies of 1910", "George Washington, Jr.", "Lady Be Good!", "Maytime", "Oh, Boy!", "Paris", "Robin Hood", "Showboat", "Sinbad", "Whoopee", and "Ziegfield Follies of 1919"
Original Cast! 100 Years of the American Musical Theater (The Thirties) album on CD  
"The Thirties" [1996]
Metropolitan Opera Guild original cast CD set [1996] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
details not found
Original Cast! 100 Years of the American Musical Theater (The Forties, Part One) album on CD   "The Forties, Part One" [1993]
Metropolitan Opera Guild original cast CD set [1993] 43 tracks on 2 disks for $43.99
shows include "A Connecticut Yankee", "Banjo Eyes", "Best Foot Forward", "Bloomer Girl", "Cabin In The Sky", "Carmen Jones", "Carousel", "The Firebrand of Florence", "Follow The Girls", "Higher and Higher", "Lady In The dark", "Let's Face It!", "Louisiana Purchase", "Mexican Hayride", "Oklahoma!", "On The Town", "One Touch of Venus", "Pal Joey", "Panama Hattie", "Porgy and Bess", "Showboat", "Sing Out Sweet Land!", "Something For The Boys", "Song of Norway", "This Is The Army", and "Up In Central Park"

Original Cast! 100 Years of the American Musical Theater (The Forties, Part Two) album on CD   "The Forties, Part Two" [1993]
Metropolitan Opera Guild original cast CD set [1993] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
artists include Pearl Bailey, Betty Garrett, June Hawkins, Ruby Hill, Larry Laurence, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Ray Middleton, Harold Nicholas, and Lawrence Winters; shows include "Annie Get Your Gun", "Around The World In Eighty Days", "Brigadoon", "Finian's Rainbow", "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", "High-Button Shoes", "Kiss Me Kate", "Lost In The Stars", "Miss Liberty", "St. Louis Woman", "South Pacific", and "Where's Charlie?"

Original Cast! 100 Years of the American Musical Theater (The Fifties, Part One) album on CD   "The Fifties, Part One" [1993]
Metropolitan Opera Guild original cast CD set [1993] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
artists include Pearl Bailey, Yul Brynner, Boris Karloff, Gertrude Lawrence, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, and Rosalind Russell; shows include "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn", "Call Me Madam", "Can-Can", "Fanny", "Guys and Dolls", "The King and I", "Kismet", "Make A Wish", "Paint Your Wagon", "The Pajama Game", "Pal Joey", "Peter Pan", "Plain and Fancy", "Porgy and Bess", and "Silk Stockings"

Original Cast! 100 Years of the American Musical Theater (The Fifties, Part Two) album on CD   "The Fifties, Part Two" [1993]
Metropolitan Opera Guild original cast CD set [1993] 41 tracks on 2 disks - out of prodn/used
shows include "Bells Are Ringing"; "Candide"; "Damn Yankees" (Whatever Lola Wants); "Destry Rides Again"; "Fiorello"; "Flower Drum Song"; "Goldilocks"; "Gypsy"; "Happy Hunting"; "Jamaica"; "Juno"; "Li'l Abner"; "The Most Happy Fella"; "Mr. Wonderful"; "The Music Man"; "My Fair Lady"; "New Girl in Town"; "Oh Captain"; "Pipe Dream"; "Redhead"; "Shinbone Alley"; "The Sound of Music" (Edelweiss + The Sound of Music); "Take Me Along"; "West Side Story" (Tonight + America + Cool); and Whoop-Up"

Original Cast! 100 Years of the American Musical Theater (The Sixties, Part One) album on CD   "The Sixties, Part One" [1994]
Metropolitan Opera Guild original cast CD set [1994] 2 disks for $39.95
artists include Anna Maria Alberghetti, Julie Andrews, Lucille Ball, Kaye Ballard, Richard Burton, Eddie Foy, Tammy Grimes, Jerry Orbach, Anthony Perkins, and Harve Presnell; shows list not found
Original Cast! 100 Years of the American Musical Theater (The Sixties, Part Two) album on CD   "The Sixties, Part Two" [1994]
Metropolitan Opera Guild original cast CD set [1994] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
artists include Sammy Davis, Sergio Franchi, Tammy Grimes, Barbara Harris, Richard Kiley, Angela Lansbury, Linda Lavin, Lotte Lenya, Beatrice Lillie, Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Karen Morrow, Zero Mostel, Alice Playten, Robert Preston, James Rado, Lee Remick, Chita Rivera, Inga Swenson, Leslie Uggams, Gwen Verdon, and Bruce Yarnell; shows list not found
Original Cast! 100 Years of the American Musical Theater (The Seventies) album on CD  "The Seventies" [1995]
Metropolitan Opera Guild original cast CD set [1995] 2 disks for $35.98
shows include "A Chorus Line"; "A Little Night Music"; "Annie"; "Applause"; "Ballroom"; "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas"; "Candide"; "Carmelina"; "Chicago"; "Company"; "Follies"; "Godspell"; "Goodtime Charley"; "The Grass Harp"; "Grease"; "Mack and Mabel"; "Minnie's Boys"; "No, No, Nanette"; "On The Twentieth Century"; "Pacific Overtures"; "Pippin"; "Purlie"; "Raisin"; "The Rothschilds"; "Seesaw"; "70, Girls, 70"; "Sugar"; "Sweeney Todd"; "They're Playing Our Song"; and "The Wiz"

Original Cast! 100 Years of the American Musical Theater (Completing The Century) album on CD   "Completing The Century, 1980-94" [1996]
Metropolitan Opera Guild original cast CD set [1996] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
artists include Jim Dale, Jerry Orbach, Lauren Bacall, Gregory Hines, Jennifer Holliday, Ellen Greene; and selections from 36 productions, including "Assassins", "Barnum", "Big River", "Carousel", "City of Angels", "Dreamgirls", "42nd Street", "Grand Hotel", "Guys and Dolls", "Into The Woods", "La Cage aux Folles", "Little Shop of Horrors", "Nick and Nora", "Sophisticated Ladies", "The Will Rogers Follies" (with Keith Carradine), and "Woman of The Year"

Original Cast! 100 Years of the American Musical Theater (Visitors From Abroad) album on CD   "Visitors From Abroad" [1996]
Metropolitan Opera Guild original cast CD set [1996] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
artists include Gertrude Lawrence, The Florodora Girls, Noel Coward, Grace Moore, Beatrice Lillie, Lotte Lenya, Julie Andrews; shows include "The Boy Friend", "Cats", "Conversation Piece", "Evita", "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Living In Paris", "Irma la Douce", "Les Miserables", "Oliver!", "Miss Saigon", "Stop The World I Want To Get Off", and "Sunset Boulevard"
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http://www.amazon.com/Broadway-Box-Essential-Musicals-Collection/dp/B008E16LS2/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Songs-From-Musicals-100/dp/B007O5FAIG/

Best of Broadway album on CD  "The Best of Broadway, 1935-2005" Audio CD Box Set [2005]
Verve Records audio CD set [10/2005] 6 disks for $49.82
64 tracks on six disks, including singers Pearl Bailey, Yul Brynner, Carol Channing, Alfred Drake, Gregory Hines, Patti Lupone, Mary Martin, Carmen Miranda, Anthony Newley, Robert Preston, John Raitt & Rosalind Russell

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