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The Resource The Hammersteins : a musical theatre family, Oscar Andrew Hammerstein

The Hammersteins : a musical theatre family, Oscar Andrew Hammerstein

Label
The Hammersteins : a musical theatre family
Title
The Hammersteins
Title remainder
a musical theatre family
Statement of responsibility
Oscar Andrew Hammerstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Hammersteins is the story of one family that changed Broadway forever. The story begins in 1864, when Oscar Hammerstein I emigrates to America, establishes himself as a successful cigar merchant and turns his attention to the business of music and theaters. He builds many theaters, including New York's most majestic opera house. He turns Times Square (then Longacre Square) into the theater capital of the world. His sons, Willy and Arthur, carry on the tradition and nurture such talents as Will Rogers, W. C. Fields, Al Jolson, Houdini, and Charlie Chaplin. Willy's son, Oscar II, becomes the most successful lyricist of all time, writing the story and words to the most memorable of Broadway shows including Showboat, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Oscar II synthesized the previous two generations' efforts to create what we now know as American musical theater. The accomplishments of the Hammersteins are monumental. Their tale is enchanting. Written by Oscar "Andy" Hammerstein (Oscar II's grandson), The Hammersteins presents a multi-layered portrait of the Hammerstein family, complete with personal and professional highlights, as well as the scandals and tragedies. The book also draws heavily upon the family archives, presenting a rich collection of photographs, theater blueprints, programs, patents and more, much of which has never before been seen. The Hammersteins is at once a deeply personal story of an American family living the American dream and a celebration of musical theater in this country
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammerstein, Oscar Andrew
Dewey number
  • 782.1/40922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
ML403
LC item number
.H36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hammerstein, Oscar
  • Hammerstein, Oscar
  • Hammerstein, Arthur
  • Librettists
  • Impresarios
  • Musical theater
Label
The Hammersteins : a musical theatre family, Oscar Andrew Hammerstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First steps -- Real estate mogul -- The father of Times Square -- Theatrical phoenix -- Opera war -- Oscar in flames -- Young Oscar -- When I'm calling you -- Show Boat -- When you find your true love -- The 1930s -- Beautiful morning -- Allegro -- The boy who came to dinner -- At the top of their game -- Trying to keep up -- All your living years
Control code
ocm665064417
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781579128463
Lccn
2010039459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)665064417
  • (Sirsi) a1077613
Label
The Hammersteins : a musical theatre family, Oscar Andrew Hammerstein
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First steps -- Real estate mogul -- The father of Times Square -- Theatrical phoenix -- Opera war -- Oscar in flames -- Young Oscar -- When I'm calling you -- Show Boat -- When you find your true love -- The 1930s -- Beautiful morning -- Allegro -- The boy who came to dinner -- At the top of their game -- Trying to keep up -- All your living years
Control code
ocm665064417
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781579128463
Lccn
2010039459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)665064417
  • (Sirsi) a1077613

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