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EDITORS’ NOTES

Musicals gave Hollywood’s Golden Age some extra razzle-dazzle. Grand showcases for movies’ power, musicals brought together breathtaking sets, impeccable musicians, high-stepping dancers, and all-around talents like Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in celebration of memorable songs and fascinating stories. Musicals were paths to deeply imagined worlds, not only the fantastical realms of The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory but also the less fanciful but just as immersive The Music Man and West Side Story. The potent combination of singing, dancing, and spectacle resulted in some of cinema’s most indelible moments and some of the 20th century’s most beloved songs—and at their peak, those two phenomena happened simultaneously, thrilling audiences around the world.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Musicals gave Hollywood’s Golden Age some extra razzle-dazzle. Grand showcases for movies’ power, musicals brought together breathtaking sets, impeccable musicians, high-stepping dancers, and all-around talents like Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in celebration of memorable songs and fascinating stories. Musicals were paths to deeply imagined worlds, not only the fantastical realms of The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory but also the less fanciful but just as immersive The Music Man and West Side Story. The potent combination of singing, dancing, and spectacle resulted in some of cinema’s most indelible moments and some of the 20th century’s most beloved songs—and at their peak, those two phenomena happened simultaneously, thrilling audiences around the world.

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