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BOS (V) - A History of the Movie Musical with favorite Brian Rose 5 pm et. Cocktail Hour


Boston Chapter:  Cocktail Hour
Friday, November 18 at 5 pm ET


The History of the Movie Musical
From The Jazz Singer to A Star is Born    



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As soon as movies could talk, they began to sing and dance--- and musicals quickly became among the most popular film genres in America.  Over the next nine decades, the movie musical would evolve to embrace every type of performance, from operatta to rock and soul, from tap to ballet, and every type of format, from Broadway hits to original creations from composers like Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin.

This presentation will look at the fascinating history of this unique format, and include more than thirty excerpts, featuring artists like Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, the Nicolas Brothers, Busby Berkeley, Gene Kelly, and the Beatles.
Don't Miss the Fun!

Brian Rose, a popular speaker with the Boston Chapter, will share this fun presentation with us.  Brian was a Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University's College at Lincoln Center, from 1982 until his retirement in 2020.  He's written several books on television history and cultural programming, and conducted more than a hundred Q&A's with leading directors, actors and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America .
When:
Friday, November 18, 2022, 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Ginny Kiefer
Coordinator
Category:
Open to All
Registration is required before Friday, November 18, 2022 at 4:30 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Event fees are non-refundable.
$5.00
$8.00