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Born to dance [videorecording]

Title
Born to dance [videorecording]
Publication
1936.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1074Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Del Ruth, Roy, 1893-1961,
  • Ebsen, Buddy, 1908-2003.
  • Georges and Jalna.
  • Gould, Dave, 1899-1969,
  • Langford, Frances.
  • Merkel, Una, 1903-1986.
  • Porter, Cole, 1891-1964,
  • Powell, Eleanor, 1912-1982,
  • Silvers, Sid, 1901-1976.
  • Stewart, James, 1908-1997.
Description
1 videocassette. 107 min. : sd. b&w NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Subjects
Note
  • Motion picture originally released in 1936 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; re-released as a videotape in 1990 by MGM/UA Home Video, Culver City, California. Producer: Jack Cummings. Director: Roy del Ruth.
  • Choreography: Dave Gould. Music/lyrics: Cole Porter. Screenplay: Jack McGowan and Sid Silvers, from a story by McGowan, Silvers, and B. G. de Sylva. Art direction: Cedric Gibbons. Costumes: Adrian.
Performer (note)
  • Eleanor Powell (Nora Paige), James Stewart (Ted Barker), Virginia Bruce (Lucy James), Una Merkel (Jenny Saks), Sid Silvers ("Gunny" Saks), Frances Langford ("Peppy" Turner), Buddy Ebsen ("Mush" Tracy), Georges and Jalna (themselves), and others.
Contents
DANCE CONTENTS. - "Rap-tap on wood," perf. by Powell and 4 men. "Hey, babe," perf. by Stewart, Powell, Silvers, Merkel, Ebsen, Langford. "Easy to love," perf. by Powell. "I've got you under my skin," exhibition ballroom dance by Georges and Jalna. "Easy to love" (reprise), sung by Langford, danced by Ebsen. Tap dance solo at rehearsal, perf. by Powell. "Swingin' the jinx away" production number includes tap dance solos by Ebsen and Powell.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1074
Title
Born to dance [videorecording]
Imprint
1936.
Cast
Eleanor Powell (Nora Paige), James Stewart (Ted Barker), Virginia Bruce (Lucy James), Una Merkel (Jenny Saks), Sid Silvers ("Gunny" Saks), Frances Langford ("Peppy" Turner), Buddy Ebsen ("Mush" Tracy), Georges and Jalna (themselves), and others.
Summary
Romance between a dancer and a sailor is complicated by the machinations of a Broadway star.
Local Subject
Motion pictures. Born to dance.
Exhibition ballroom dancing -- 1925-1950.
Added Author
Powell, Eleanor, 1912-1982, performer.
Stewart, James, 1908-1997. Performer
Silvers, Sid, 1901-1976. Performer
Merkel, Una, 1903-1986. Performer
Ebsen, Buddy, 1908-2003. Performer
Langford, Frances. Performer
Gould, Dave, 1899-1969, choreographer.
Porter, Cole, 1891-1964, composer.
Porter, Cole, 1891-1964, lyricist.
Del Ruth, Roy, 1893-1961, film director.
Georges and Jalna.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1074
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