New York City in Musicals
Our guest, Dr Martha Shearer, will explore how the Big Apple is presented on screen in a few key musicals.
Total runtime 90min
New York is by far the Hollywood musical’s most frequent setting. In this illustrated talk, Dr Martha Shearer (King’s College London) will explore the representation of the Big Apple in musicals by focusing on four key moments in the intertwined history of the city and the genre, and by discussing films such as 42nd Street, On the Town and West Side Story.