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The Melody Lingers on: The Great Songwriters and Their Movie Musicals

The Melody Lingers on: The Great Songwriters and Their Movie Musicals

Roy Hemming

ISBN: 9781557043801

Back in print in a handsome, elegant paperback. "An outstanding, accurate and joyful exploration of the work of the great songwriters for Hollywood's great musicals! . . . I love this book", Michael Feinstein. This unique book that is a perfect gift and an asset to every film and music library. 162 photos. Filmography, bibliography, index, discography.

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Back in print in a handsome, elegant paperback with 166 evocative photos and movie stills, many of them rare, this is the only illustrated book on the golden age of movie musicals from the composers' point of view. This unique book, a perfect gift and an asset to every film and music library, includes: separate chapters on the careers and complete movie work of Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh, Cole Porter, Ralph Rainger, Richard Rodgers, Harry Warren, and Richard Whiting; shorter studies of Nacio Herb Brown, Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Arthur Schwartz, Jule Styne, and James Van Heusen; and a detailed filmography for each songwriter, listing more than 800 movies and 2,000 songs.

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