Course detail: OSH238 - The Hollywood Musical: Pro and Con

"Hey kids! Let's put on a Show!" KU Professor John Tibbetts presents this unvarnished look at the sometimes celebrated, often-maligned genre of the musical film, from 42nd Street to Hamilton. Tibbetts will share his interviews with Hollywood musical stars Cyd Charisse and Russ Tamblyn and director Richard Attenborough. Other films to be featured are the Judy Garland/ Mickey Rooney "backstage" musicals, the Astaire/Rogers Top Hat, the revolutionary Show Boat, the racially controversial Stormy Weather, and the experimental A Chorus Line. And yes, Hamilton will be examined.

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