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re: My look at Cole Porter and Moss Hart's JUBILEE
Posted by: showtunetrivia 10:44 pm EST 12/09/18
In reply to: re: My look at Cole Porter and Moss Hart's JUBILEE - dsikula 08:15 pm EST 12/09/18

It's not well-remembered today, yet it was a monster hit. I found two things especially fascinating: first, as with MERTON OF THE MOVIES, ONCE IN A LIFETIME, and P.G. Wodehouse's stories involving Hollywood, it's amazing how well-established the typical Hollywood stereotypes were by this time. The medium itself was still so young in 1935.

The other is the incredible symbiotic relationship between Broadway and Hollywood in this season, with the studios backing a huge number of plays and musicals. This would change, abruptly, in the spring of 1936 when the playwrights negotiated a new deal with the theatre managers to regain $$ they were losing in film rights. And the studios said, "Fine, we have our own sandbox, we don't need yours." (And a bunch of the writers who fought so hard for the new contract were in LA by late 1936-37....)

Who did you play in BOY MEETS GIRL?

Laura
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