Roger Edens
American composer
Roger Edens
Roger Edens was a Hollywood composer, arranger and associate producer, and is considered one of the major creative figures in Arthur Freed's musical film production unit at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during the "golden era of Hollywood".
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Lena Horne, Singer Who Blazed Trail to Hollywood, Dies at 92
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Lena Horne, who broke new ground for black performers when she signed a long-term contract with a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer, died on Sunday night in Manhattan. She was 92. Her death, at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was announced by her son-in-law, Kevin Buckley. She lived
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CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - over 9 years
THE FILMS OF KENNETH ANGER, VOLUME 2 The centerpiece of this second disc of short films by the precedent-setting avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger is his 1964 ''Scorpio Rising.'' Ostensibly a documentary on a loosely knit band of motorcycle enthusiasts who hung out at a Coney Island pier, ''Scorpio Rising'' seems to anticipate most of the varied
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FILM; The Man Who Made Musicals a Serious Business
NYTimes - over 13 years
NO sooner has King Oedipus wiped the blood from his eyes than he's tap-dancing up the palace steps. Like everyone else in the greatest of movie musicals, ''The Band Wagon'' (1953), he's a creature who forgets his wounds by putting on a killer show. If you think ''Chicago'' is dark and mordant for something with a lot of singing and dancing, then
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Adolph Green, Playwright and Lyricist Who Teamed With Comden, Dies at 87
NYTimes - over 14 years
Adolph Green, the playwright, performer and lyricist who in a six-decade collaboration with Betty Comden was co-author of such hit Broadway musicals as ''On the Town,'' ''Wonderful Town'' and ''Bells Are Ringing'' and screenplays for ''Singin' in the Rain'' and ''The Band Wagon,'' died yesterday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87. Ms. Comden and
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CABARET REVIEW; Proving That There's No Business Like Ethel Merman
NYTimes - over 15 years
The humor and ebullience that emanate from Klea Blackhurst in her cabaret tribute to Ethel Merman are qualities that can't be faked. And they are among the reasons Ms. Blackhurst's show, in an open-ended run on Sunday and Monday evenings at Jack Rose (771 Eighth Avenue, at 47th Street, Clinton), has generated such enthusiastic word-of-mouth. There
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TV WEEKEND; Yellow Brick Road as a One-Way Street to Misery
NYTimes - about 16 years
Even before she died in 1969, Judy Garland had begun a ghostly public existence, buried beneath layers of clich├ęs. Now her legend is entrenched. She is the camp icon beloved by cross-dressers; the poster girl for tragic child stars and Hollywood drug abuse; the epitome of a comeback kid, staging triumphant concerts when her career seemed dead. And
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HOME VIDEO; 'Big Momma' Out Twice
NYTimes - over 16 years
On Tuesday the second biggest release of the week, after ''The Perfect Storm,'' will be ''Big Momma's House,'' the Martin Lawrence vehicle about a small F.B.I. agent who disguises himself as a very large woman. Pound for pound, the film stacks up as a strong rental title, but if you want it on DVD, don't go to the store just yet. ''Big Momma's
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A 1940's Frolic Breezes Back in Town
NYTimes - over 19 years
ONCE IN A WHILE, AN ARTISTIC idea can ring a bell so clearly that it's worth bending a principle to pursue it. That's how George C. Wolfe felt when the suggestion came for him to direct a revival of the 1944 Broadway musical ''On the Town'' at the Delacorte Theater outdoors in Central Park. ''It was the end of the Shakespeare marathon, and I wanted
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LONG ISLAND GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 20 years
FREE CHOICES TODAY Anita Feldman takes tap dancing seriously; so seriously that she's written a book on the subject; teaches it at Columbia and Hofstra Universities; invented the Tap Dance Instrument, a multi-timbered floor on which to perform it, and even put together an ensemble to perform it. And Anita Feldman Tap does just that in ''Sleight of
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SPOTLIGHT; High-Fashion Frolic
NYTimes - over 21 years
STANLEY Donen's FUNNY FACE (1957) is summer caviar, sprinkled with golden Gershwin and stardust: Audrey Hepburn as a bookshop mouse transformed into a glamorous model, Fred Astaire as a magazine photographer and Kay Thompson (in photo, left, with Astaire and Hepburn) as the magazine's madcap editor. Musical numbers like Thompson's opening "Think
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SUNDAY VIEW; Yet Another Evolution For 'Singin' in the Rain'
NYTimes - over 22 years
SOMETHING QUITE SURPRISING happens during the first-act finale of "Singin' in the Rain," which is being given an enthusiastic, glitzy revival at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N. J. It's not because the audience applauds the gracefully cascading rain that drenches the set in which the hero sings and dances the title tune. After all, rain,
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The Pop Life
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: Molly Bloom's Reverie Molly Bloom's Reverie When the English singer and songwriter Kate Bush asked the James Joyce estate several months ago for permission to set a portion of Molly Bloom's erotic reverie from ''Ulysses'' to music, she was devastated when the answer was no. ''I had been fascinated at how well the words fit to music,'' she
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GOING OUT GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 32 years
THE GENERAL Ulysses S. Grant, who led the Union armies to victory in the Civil War, and Julia Dent Grant, his wife, are entombed above the Hudson shore in a solemnly domed granite structure on Riverside Drive at 123d Street. After Grant's Tomb was completed in 1897, it became a top tourist attraction. A delightful, long ride on a double-decker bus
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GOING OUT GUIDE
NYTimes - over 34 years
STARRING NEW YORK New York may be a summer festival unto itself, but they are making it into a special festival at the Regency theater, Broadway and West 67th Street (724-3700), starting today. The Big Apple Summer Film Festival consists of 44 movies made between 1928 and 1979 that have New York as a principal ingredient, either as a backdrop or as
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