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Author Levy, Emanuel, 1947-

Title Vincente Minnelli : Hollywood's dark dreamer / Emanuel Levy.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY MINNELLI    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  791.43 L579V    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  B MINNELLI    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Childhood -- Chicago -- Radio City Music Hall -- New York, New York -- Broadway -- Hollywood : early years -- The first peak : Meet me in St. Louis -- A fresh look at old genres : Ziegfeld follies and The clock -- Falling in love -- Husband and father -- The great debacle : The pirate -- Scandalous melodrama : Madame Bovary -- Problems with Judy -- An American in Paris -- Minnelli's masterpieces : the bad and the beautiful and the band wagon -- Minnelli loves Lucy -- Up and down : contract director -- Personal films : Lust for life and Tea and Sympathy -- The height of his career : Gigi -- Master of melodramas : Some came running and Home from the hill -- The party is over -- Being idle -- Life is a cabaret -- The swan song.
Summary The first full-length biography of Vincente Minnelli, one of Hollywood's most legendary and influential directors, encompassing his life, his career, and his art. Minnelli began his career as an innovative set and costume designer in New York. He became the first director of Radio City Music Hall and designed the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, bringing Josephine Baker back from Paris to star. As a film director, he discovered Lena Horne in a Harlem nightclub and cast her in his first movie, the risky all-black musical Cabin in the Sky. After winning the Best Director Oscar for Gigi, the first film to sweep all nine of its nominations, he directed such classics as the An American in Paris and Meet Me in St. Louis, where he met his future wife Judy Garland. Levy's extensive research and readable style make this a thorough yet vivid biography.--From publisher description.
Subject Minnelli, Vincente.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780312329259
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