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As thousands cheer

Laurence Bergreen

As thousands cheer

the life of Irving Berlin

by Laurence Bergreen

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Published by Hodder and Stoughton in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Berlin, Irving, 1888-,
    • Composers -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Laurence Bergreen.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsML410.B499 B5 1990b
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 658 p. :
      Number of Pages658
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1296111M
      ISBN 100340534869
      LC Control Number92159538

      ``Alexander's Ragtime Band,'' ``God Bless America'' and ``White Christmas'' are among some songs written by Berlin, a Hollywood tycoon who .   In the movie "Thousands Cheer," Margaret O'Brien has a small cameo as a customer in Red Skelton's ice cream parlor.

      As Thousands Cheer, winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, explores with precision and sensitivity Berlin's long, prolific career; his self-doubt and late-blooming misanthropy; and the tyrannical control he exerted over his legacy of song. From his immigrant beginnings through Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood to his reclusive 5/5(1).   “Thousands Cheer” holds a rare quality against other talent showcasing films-the musical performances don’t grow tiresome. I was entertained the whole time, unlike films such as “This is the Army,” where my finger was itching for the fast-forward button.

      As Thousands Cheer (Original, Musical, Revue, Broadway) opened in New York City and played through Sep 8, Past Reviews. Regional Reviews: San Francisco As Thousands Cheer and Dear World. During the past few years the Moss Hart-Irving Berlin musical revue As Thousands Cheer has been revived by many regional companies. The original opened on September 30th, , with a top Broadway cast that included Marilyn Miller, Clifton Webb, Ethel Waters and Helen Broderick.


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As Thousands Cheer book. Read 15 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Irving Berlin (–) was unable to read or write music and /5. As Thousands Cheer, winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, explores with precision and As thousands cheer book Berlin's long, prolific career; his self-doubt and late-blooming misanthropy; and the tyrannical control he exerted over his legacy of song.

From his immigrant beginnings through Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood to his reclusive Cited by: Thousands Cheer is a American musical comedy film directed by George Sidney and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Produced at the height of the Second World War, the film was intended as a morale booster for American troops and their families.

4 Musical numbers. 8 Further reading. 9 External links. The film is essentially a two-part program Produced by: Joe Pasternak. As Thousands Cheer is a revue with a book by Moss Hart and music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, first performed in The revue contained satirical sketches and witty or poignant musical numbers, several of which became standards, including "Heat Wave", "Easter Parade" and "Harlem on my Mind".The sketches were loosely based on the news and the lives and affairs Book: Moss Hart.

I saw THOUSANDS CHEER in Montevideo, Uruguay, back inwhen MGM was reprising most of Gene Kelly's musicals after his big success in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN.

The same year I could see those two films and ANCHORS AWEIGH too, and I was only ten years old.4/4(33). Directed by George Sidney. With Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Mary Astor, John Boles.

Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her father.

Eddie's also plagued by fear of having an accident during his family's trapeze act in /10(). Editorial Reviews. One of the better of Hollywood's all-star war revues, Thousands Cheer at least has a somewhat more interesting plot than many similar efforts.

Gene Kelly is back in For Me and My Gal territory, as a performer (aerialist, this time) who is resentful of being forced into war duty, and if MGM had really explored this conflict, Thousands might have been a special : Warner Archives.

Thousands Cheer () Plot. Showing all 1 items Jump to: Summaries (1) Summaries. Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her father. Eddie's also plagued by fear of having an accident during his.

In this film, insouciant PFC Eddy Marsh wants to put on a Big Show for his fellow serviceman. Along the way, Eddy falls in love with Kathryn Jones, Reviews: 1. As Thousands Cheer, winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, explores with precision and sensitivity Berlin's long, prolific career; his self-doubt and late-blooming misanthropy; and the tyrannical control he exerted over his legacy of song.

From his immigrant beginnings through Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood to his reclusive Reviews: 1. As Thousands Cheer Synopsis - Broadway musical The musical was performed for a first time on Broadway’s stage back in The plot is based on a story by Moss Hart, and the music was written by composer J.

Berlin. Authors’ sketches have always been full of jokes, subtle irony, and humor that came out to the people and still is widely spread. As Thousands Cheer, winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, explores with precision and sensitivity Berlin's long, prolific career; his self-doubt and late-blooming misanthropy; and the tyrannical control he exerted over his legacy of song.

From his immigrant beginnings through Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood to his reclusive Pages:   Ranking by Book/Libretto 1. South Pacific 2. Oklahoma. Kiss Me, Kate 4. On the Town 5. Show Boat 6. Finians Rainbow 7. Pal Joey 8. As Thousands Cheer Ranking by Score 1. South Pacific 2.

Oklahoma. Show Boat 4. Kiss Me, Kate 5. On the Town 6. Pal Joey 7. Finians Rainbow 8. As Thousands Cheer Hot Takes/5. This book is a well-written, exhaustively researched biography of a musical legend.

It takes pages to do justice to the year-old icon, and will take a while to finish, however, AS THOUSANDS CHEER gives an honest, objective history of arguably the greatest American songwriter ever.5/5(4).

A CurtainUp Review As Thousands Cheer By Allan Wallach As Thousands Cheer was the hit musical event of the season, a revue with an innovative newspaper format that combined Irving Berlin songs with satirical sketches by Moss Hart about the celebrities who romped through the daily headlines.

The New York Herald Tribune critic's rave review said the show's appeal. As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin by Laurence Bergreen and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin.

by Lawrence Bergreen Reviewed by Phillip D. Atteberry. This material is copyrighted and was originally published in The Mississippi Rag. Da Capo Press, $ InI became acquainted with Mark Booth, who was finishing a book on American popular music.

Authoritative and fascinating. Because the texture of Bergreen’s book is so rich, so full of details of the times surrounding Berlin’s songs, it becomes a kind of show-biz history, too.

Daily Mail (U.K.) An almost perfect biography. What a life, and what a. Thousands cheer Palin during Bragg book-signing.

Posted Novem a.m. EST Updated Octo a.m. EDT. With As Thousands Cheer(), Berlin reached a turning point, when he began writing lyrics and music with more meaning, taking some chances, and avoiding ethnic stereotypes.

It. As Thousands Cheer The Life of Irving Berlin (Book): Bergreen, Laurence: Irving Berlin (#;) was unable to read or write music and could only play the piano in the key of F-sharp major; yet, for the first half of the twentieth century he was America's most successful and most representative songwriter, composing such hits as Alexander's Ragtime Band, Cheek to .As Thousands Cheer.

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