Further Reading

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Blair, Betsy. The Memory of All That: Love and Politics in New York, Hollywood, and Paris. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.

Casper, Joseph Andrew. Vincente Minnelli and the Film Musical (1977)

Fordin, Hugh. MGM’s Greatest Musicals: The Freed Unit. New York: Da Capo Press, 1975.

Hess, Earl J. and Pratibha A. Dabholkar, The Cinematic Voyage of The Pirate: Kelly, Garland, and Minnelli at Work, Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2014.

Hess, Earl J. and Pratibha A. Dabholkar, Singin’ in the Rain: The Making of an American Masterpiece” Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009.

Hirschhorn, Clive. Gene Kelly: A Biography. Chicago : Regnery, 1975.

Knox, Donald. Magic Factory, The: How MGM Made An American in Paris (1973)

Masson, Alain. Gene Kelly. Paris: Gallimard, 2012. [in French]

SylvesterStephen X. and Michael Troyan. MGM: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot (2011)

Morley, Sheridan. Gene Kelly: A Celebration. Oxfordshire: Pavillion, 1997.

Thomas, Tony. The Films of Gene Kelly, Song and Dance Man. Secaucus, N.J., Citadel Press, 1974.

Silverman, Stephen M., Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and His Movies. New York: Knopf, 1996.

Wollen, Peter. Singin’ in the Rain. London: BFI Publishing, 1992.

Yudkoff, Alvin. Gene Kelly: A Life of Dance and Dreams. New York : Back Stage Books, 1999.

Scholarly Articles/Essays

Baer, William. “Singin’ in the Rain: A conversation with Betty Comden and Adolph Green.” Michigan Quarterly Review. Winter 2002. Vol. 41, Iss. 1; p. J (22 pages)

Biesty, Patrick. “The myth of the playful dancer.” Studies in Popular Culture, 1990, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p73-88, 16p

Buzzard, Sharon. “The Do-It-Yourself Text: The Experience of Narrativity In Singin’ in the Rain.” Journal of Film & Video, Summer88, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p18-26, 9p

Card, James. “‘More than meets the eye’ in Singin’ in the Rain and Day for Night.” Literature/Film Quarterly, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 87-95, 1984.

Casper, Joseph Andrew. Stanley Donen. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1983.

Chumo, Peter N. “Dance, Flexibility, and the Renewal of Genre in Singin’ in the Rain.” Cinema Journal, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 39-54, Fall 1996

Clover, Carol J. “Dancin’ in the Rain.” Critical Inquiry, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 722-47, Summer 1995.

Cohan, Steven. “Case Study: Interpreting Singin’ in the Rain.” In: Reinventing film studies / edited by Christine Gledhill and Linda Williams. London : Arnold ; New York : Co-published in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 2000.

Cohan, Steven. “Dancing with Balls in the 1940s: Sissies, Sailors and the Camp Masculinity of Gene Kelly.” The trouble with Men: Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema / edited by Phil Powrie, Ann Davies, and Bruce Babington. New York: Wallflower, 2004.

Cohan, Steven. “What a Glorious Classic: Singin’ in the Rain and Mass-Camp Recycling.” In: Incongruous entertainment : camp, cultural value, and the MGM musical Durham : Duke University Press, 2005.

Comden, Betty. Singin’ in the rain New York, Viking Press [1972]

Ewing, Marilyn M. “”Gotta Dance!” Structure, Corruption, and Syphilis in Singin’ in the Rain.” Journal of Popular Film and Television Volume 34, Number 1 / Spring 2006

Ewing, Marilyn M. “Retrospectives: “Gotta Dance!” Structure, Corruption, and Syphilis in “Singin’ in the Rain”.” Journal of Popular Film & Television 34:1 [Spring 2006] p. 12-23

Feuer, Jane. Singin’ in the Rain: Winking at the Audience.”

Genne, Beth. “‘Freedom incarnate’: Jerome Robbins, Gene Kelly, and the dancing sailor as an icon of American values in World War II.” Dance Chronicle 24.1 (Spring 2001): 83(21).

Gerstner, David Anthony “Dancer from the Dance: Gene Kelly, Television, and the Beauty of Movement.” Velvet Light Trap, vol. 49, pp. 48-66, Spring 2002.

Johnston, Ruth D. “Technologically produced forms of drag in Singin’ in the Rain and Radio Days.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video. Apr-Jun 2004. Vol. 21, Iss. 2; p. 119

La Pointe-Crump, Janice. “Singin’ in the Rain: The Dancer, Dance, and Viewer Dialogues.” Interdisciplinary Humanities, Spring2004, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p61-77, 16p

Miles, Adrian. “Singin’ in the Rain: A Hypertextual Reading.” Postmodern Culture: An Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. [no pagination], Winter 1998

Pattullo, Lauren. “Narrative and spectacle in the Hollywood musical: contrasting the choreography of Busby Berkeley and Gene Kelly.” Research in Dance Education, Apr2007, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p73-85, 13p

Prock, Stephan. “Music, Gender and the Politics of Performance in Singin’ in the Rain.” Colby Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 295-318, December 2000

Telotte, J. P. “Ideology and the Kelly-Donen Musicals.” Film Criticism, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 36-46, Spring 1984