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There's no business like show business (Videotape)

There's no business like show business (Videotape)

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1079Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Merman, Ethel
  • Dailey, Dan
  • O'Connor, Donald, 1925-2003
  • Gaynor, Mitzi, 1930-
  • Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962
  • Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989
  • Alton, Robert, 1897-1957
  • Cole, Jack, 1911-1974
  • Siegel, Sol C., 1903-1982
  • Lang, Walter, 1898-1972
1 cassette. 117 min. : sd. color NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Ups and downs of a show biz family over the years. Film preceded by 5 additional min. of advertisements.
  • 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.
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
There's no business like show business (Videotape)
Ethel Merman (Molly Donahue), Dan Dailey (Terry Donahue), Donald O'Connor (Tim), Mitzi Gaynor (Katy), Johnnie Ray (Steve), Marilyn Monroe (Vicky Parker), and others.
Local Subject
Variety dancing.
Local Subject
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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