A nice, clean copy. ; BFI Film Classics; B&W Photographs; 12mo ; 79 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Six days before the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932, Warner Bros completed shooting on a new-style musical. Hard-bitten, fast moving, full of gritty realism about the Depression and frank about sex, 42nd Street was in the vanguard of Warners's 'New Deal in Entertainment'.
Its plot is sheer cliché: a backstage story in which, just before opening night, the star breaks an ankle, the young understudy goes on and becomes an overnight sensation. What keeps the movie fresh sixty years later is the snappy dialogue, terrific performances from Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers and a host of Warners contract players, and above all the delirious dance routines of the incomparable Busby Berkeley. J.Hoberman's description of the film catches its mixture of New Deal optimism and showbiz brashness, and places them expertly in the context of Hollywood's attempt to come to terms with hard times.
About the Author: J. Hoberman is film critic for The Village Voice and author of Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film Between Two Worlds. He was briefly employed as Ruby Keeler's chauffeur during the Broadway run of No! No! Nanette.
Title: 42nd Street
Publisher: British Film Institute
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description BFI Publishing, 1993. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70389719
Book Description BFI Publishing, 1993. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95928310
Book Description BFI Publishing, 1993. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Nr fine in wraps. No inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1502177970903
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Book Description British Film Institute, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0851703550
Book Description British Film Institute , London, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine in wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 03904
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Book Description British Film Institute, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020851703550
Book Description 0. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Brand new and unread, 80 printed pages includes many mono-photographs. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000795