Charles Walters

Charles Walters

The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

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From the trolley scene in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers's last dance on the silver screen (The Barkleys of Broadway, 1949) to Judy Garland's timeless, tuxedo-clad performance of "Get Happy" (Summer Stock, 1950), Charles Walters staged the iconic musical sequences of Hollywood's 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, Walters's name often goes unrecognized today. Phillips chronicles his career, his Hollywood successes at MGM, and discusses his contributions to musical theater and American popular culture.
Published: Lexington :, The University Press of Kentucky,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780813147215
0813147212
Branch Call Number: B WAL
Characteristics: xii, 322 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm

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