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WELLSPRINGS OF THE HOLLYWOOD MOVIE MUSICAL

American musical comedy has its roots in popular theatrical entertainment.

Early sound musicals just filmed performers in front of a static camera

Vaudeville song and dance:

Burlesque eroticism

Jazz Music and big musical numbers

The twenties were, after all The Jazz Age

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One comment on “WELLSPRINGS OF THE HOLLYWOOD MOVIE MUSICAL

  1. BURLESQUE EROTICISM! BURLESQUE EROTICISM! BURLESQUE EROTICISM! ;D
    on the other hand, jazz music & big musical numbers had brilliant coordination. makes me wish I was born in the black and white era. ):

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