Hollywood Musicals Nominated for Best Picture

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About the Book

Only one year after the presentation of the first Academy Awards on May 16, 1929, two musicals joined the select group of five films nominated for Best Picture. One, The Broadway Melody, won the award, and since then, 37 additional musicals have received Best Picture nominations. Of those, nine have won the award.
This book covers all 39 Hollywood musicals nominated for Best Picture. It explains why each film was nominated and why the winners won, points out the influences that guided the productions, and discusses these films’ influences on succeeding films. Plot descriptions are provided, along with facts about the acting, direction, choreography, and orchestration; complete cast and production credits; and comments from critics.

About the Author(s)

The late Frederick G. Vogel lived in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Frederick G. Vogel
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 384
Bibliographic Info: photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4342-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1157-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS

Introduction      3

The Broadway Melody (1929)      12

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)      22

The Love Parade (1930)      30

The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)      35

One Hour with You (1932)      39

42nd Street (1933)      44

She Done Him Wrong (1933)      54

Flirtation Walk (1934)      62

The Gay Divorcee (1934)      72

One Night of Love (1934)      81

The Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)      91

Naughty Marietta (1935)      97

Top Hat (1935)      107

The Great Ziegfeld (1936)      115

Three Smart Girls (1936)      123

One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)      133

Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938)      139

The Wizard of Oz (1939)      147

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)      158

Going My Way (1944)      168

Anchors Aweigh (1945)      177

An American in Paris (1951)      185

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)      192

The King and I (1956)      199

Gigi (1958)      209

West Side Story (1961)      218

The Music Man (1962)      227

Mary Poppins (1964)      234

My Fair Lady (1964)      240

The Sound of Music (1965)      249

Doctor Doolittle (1967)      258

Funny Girl (1968)      265

Oliver! (1968)      273

Hello, Dolly! (1969)      280

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)      289

Cabaret (1972)      302

All That Jazz (1979)      313

Beauty and the Beast (1991)      318

APPENDIX: ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS AND WINNERS

Best Director      327

Best Picture      327

Best Song      330

Music Scoring      338

Best Actors/Actress Winners in a Musical Film      347

Best Actor/Actress Nominees in a Musical Film      347

Best Actors/Actress Winners (Musical Performers in a Non-Musical Film)      347

Best Actor/Actress Nominees (Musical Performers in a Non-Musical Film)      348

Best Supporting Actor/Actress Winners in a Musical Film      348

Best Supporting Actors/Actress Winners (Musical Performers

in a Non-Musical Film)      348

Best Supporting Actor/Actress Nominees

(Musical Performers in a Non-Musical Film)      348

Bibliography      349

Index      351

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—Booklist; “meticulously researched book…highly recommended”—ARSC Journal.