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.
Watch / Listen
- Leslie Caron on the making of "An American in Paris" at her Academy Tribute in October 2008
- Ginger Rogers and George Stevens, Jr. on the making of "Swing Time," in footage screened as part of the Academy's George Stevens Lecture Series in October 2010
- Jack Warner accepts the Best Picture Oscar for "My Fair Lady" at the 37th Academy Awards in 1964.