- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 3 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: October 14, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Great Musical Treasu
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Award winner Shirley Jones hosts this celebration of the Hollywood musical, a documentary that chronicles America's love affair with showstoppers and chorus lines. Beginning with the Depression-era spectacles of Busby Berkeley, HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING traces the genre all the way to its modern incarnations such as the 2002 hit adaptation of CHICAGO.
Description by Koch Entertainment Distribution:
HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: A MUSICAL HISTORY is perhaps the most entertaining and comprehensive film about the Hollywood musical ever produced. This celebration of song and dance begins with Busby Berkeley's exquisite black and white choreographed extravaganzas that lightened the dark days of the Depression, continues through the rousing wartime songfests into the heyday of the great MGM spectaculars, and on to the present day, exploring recent smash hits like Chicago and Dreamgirls. Hosted by Academy Award winning stage, screen and television icon, Shirley Jones, it is a wonderfully entertaining historical document illustrated by extraordinary clips and fabulous interviews.
Musicals / Music Videos