- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: May 5, 2009
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Great Musical Treasu
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Award-winner Shirley Jones hosts this fabulous entry in the Hollywood Singing and Dancing series, a documentary program dedicated to the history of the movie musical. This volume looks back at the films of the 1960s, featuring clips from WEST SIDE STORY, MARY POPPINS, A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, and many more. The retrospective covers every major studio and every major star, including Natalie Wood, Elvis Presley, and Judy Garland.
Description by E1 Entertainment Distribution:
The demise of the once powerful Hollywood studio system and the rise of independent filmmakers brought a different kind of realism to the movies of the 1960s. Although lavish productions such as “West Side Story” and “My Fair Lady” were triumphant at the box office, as the 1960s progressed Hollywood musicals reflected the changing tide and embraced rock and roll music. These two episodes explore the movie musical during this turbulent decade.