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There's no business like show business (Videotape)

Title
There's no business like show business (Videotape)
Publication
1954.

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Description
1 cassette. 117 min. : sd. color NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Subjects
Note
  • Motion picture originally released in 1954 by Twentieth Century Fox; rereleased as a videotape in 1988 by CBS/Fox Video, Livonia, Michigan. Producer: Sol C. Siegel. Director: Walter Lang.
  • Choreography: Robert Alton, Jack Cole [Marilyn Monroe's numbers; uncredited on film]. Music/lyrics: Irving Berlin. Screenplay: Phoebe and Henry Ephron, from a story by Lamar Trotti. Art direction: Lyle Wheeler, John De Cuir. Costumes: Miles White, Billy Travilla.
Performer (note)
  • Ethel Merman (Molly Donahue), Dan Dailey (Terry Donahue), Donald O'Connor (Tim), Mitzi Gaynor (Katy), Johnnie Ray (Steve), Marilyn Monroe (Vicky Parker), and others.
Contents
DANCE CONTENTS. - Includes many song and dance numbers for Merman, Dailey, Gaynor, O'Connor, and others. Particularly notable are: "Alexander's ragtime band" production number, which contains a tap solo for O'Connor in Scottish costume and a dance for Gaynor and the ensemble. "Heat wave" (choreography: Cole), perf. by Monroe and male ensemble. "A man chases a girl," perf. by O'Connor with female ensemble. "Lazy," sung by Monroe, danced by Gaynor and O'Connor. "A sailor's not a sailor," perf. by Gaynor, Merman, and ensemble. Benefit show, including brief glimpse of ballet performance. "There's no business like show business" production number, including dancers and roller skaters.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1079
Title
There's no business like show business (Videotape)
Imprint
1954.
Cast
Ethel Merman (Molly Donahue), Dan Dailey (Terry Donahue), Donald O'Connor (Tim), Mitzi Gaynor (Katy), Johnnie Ray (Steve), Marilyn Monroe (Vicky Parker), and others.
Summary
Ups and downs of a show biz family over the years. Film preceded by 5 additional min. of advertisements.
Local Subject
Variety dancing.
Local Subject
Roller-skating.
Motion pictures. There's no business like show business.
Added Author
Merman, Ethel. Performer
Dailey, Dan. Performer
O'Connor, Donald, 1925-2003. Performer
Gaynor, Mitzi, 1930- Performer
Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962. Performer
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. Composer
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. Lyricist
Alton, Robert, 1897-1957, choreographer.
Cole, Jack, 1911-1974, choreographer.
Siegel, Sol C., 1903-1982, film producer.
Lang, Walter, 1898-1972, film director.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1079
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