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Download Hollywood Songsters (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities) epub

by Michael R. Pitts,James Robert Parish

First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download Hollywood Songsters (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities) epub
ISBN: 0824034449
ISBN13: 978-0824034443
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: Michael R. Pitts,James Robert Parish
Language: English
Publisher: Garland Science; 1 edition (December 1, 1990)
Pages: 826 pages
ePUB size: 1729 kb
FB2 size: 1835 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 354
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Film historians James Robert Parish and Michael Pitts's "Hollywood Songsters" have outdone themselves with this handsomely designed three-volume set that is worth every penny. Filled with rare photos, "Hollywood Songsters" has comprehensive, accurate and fascinating entries on over 100 "singers who act and actors who sing." The lives and careers of everyone from A to Z or June Allyson to Mae West are covered in intriguing and fact-filled detail. Who would have thought that such an indespensible reference book could also be a page-turner. Once you start reading this treasure trove of information it is hard to put down because of the insider tidbits and behind-the-scenes facts that fill the well-written pages. As theater and film critic and lover of musicals, I find this a most wonderful addition to my library as well as a great read. The filmography and lp and CD bibliography on each singer is unparalled. Bravo to Mr. Parish and Mr. Pitts!!!
This is an informative and delightful set that has information on Hollywood songsters that can be found no where else. Each entry has a wonderful picture accompanying. I have spent many, many happy hours pouring over the entries and learning facts about my favorite stars. This is a must have for all libraries and any scholar of musical theatre or musical film or just popular music of the 20th century. Well worth the money! It is clear that Parrish and Pitts have done their homework, but even clearer that they have a love for the subject matter and it shows on every page. As a songwriter with a love for the field, I use this book constantly.
This project has to be a mad labor of love on the part of the authors -- how else / who else would produce a 3-volume directory of singing in the movies? We must applaud and support the authors for this massive work -- I can't imagine it not being definitive -- by urging local libraries to carry it. A database like this should be available to everyone!
Good reference work. I was hoping for more on my cousin, Robert Paige.