Backlot Stories: The Making of Great Movie Musicals
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Part Two: Basking in the Golden Age

The movie musical brought the beloved theater elements of song and dance to film for a crowd-pleasing genre whose Golden Age spans from the early 1930s to the late 1960s. Nine Best Picture winners, including “The Sound of Music” and “My Fair Lady,” were musicals of this era, which also

showcased the talents of several favorite performers. This behind-the-scenes look celebrates an important era during which studios developed their own specialty units to spotlight the finest singers and dancers of the age.

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