Charles Walters Brent Phillips

ISBN: 9781322212463

Published: January 12th 2015

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369 pages


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Charles Walters  by  Brent  Phillips

Charles Walters by Brent Phillips
January 12th 2015 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 369 pages | ISBN: 9781322212463 | 9.15 Mb

From the trolley scene in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogerss last dance on the silver screen ( The Barkleys of Broadway, 1949) to Judy Garlands timeless, tuxedo-clad performance of Get Happy ( Summer Stock,MoreFrom the trolley scene in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogerss last dance on the silver screen ( The Barkleys of Broadway, 1949) to Judy Garlands timeless, tuxedo-clad performance of Get Happy ( Summer Stock, 1950), Charles Walters staged the iconic musical sequences of Hollywoods golden age.

During his career, this Academy Award--nominated director and choreographer showcased the talents of stars such as Gene Kelly, Doris Day, Debbie Reynolds, and Frank Sinatra. However, despite his many critical and commercial triumphs, Walterss name often goes unrecognized today.In the first full-length biography of Walters, Brent Phillips chronicles the artists career, from his days as a featured Broadway performer and protege of theater legend Robert Alton to his successes at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

He takes readers behind the scenes of many of the studios most beloved musicals, including Easter Parade (1948), Lili (1953), High Society (1956), and T he Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964). In addition, Phillips recounts Walterss associations with Lucille Ball, Joan Crawford, and Gloria Swanson, examines the directors uncredited work on several films, including the blockbuster Gigi (1958), and discusses his contributions to musical theater and American popular culture.This revealing book also considers Walterss personal life and explores how he navigated the industry as an openly gay man.

Drawing on unpublished oral histories, correspondence, and new interviews, this biography offers an entertaining and important new look at an exciting era in Hollywood history.



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