42nd street [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. & the Vitaphone Corp. ; directed by Lloyd Bacon ; screen play by Rian James & James Seymour. On the avenue [videorecording] / Twentieth Century Fox presents ; produced by Darryl F. Zanuck ; directed by Roy Del Ruth ; screenplay by Gene Markey and William Conselman.

Other Title:
Forty-second street [videorecording]
On the avenue [videorecording]
[S.l. : s.n., 20--].
1 videodisc (89 min.; 89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Ropes, Bradford -- Film adaptations.
Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
Theatrical producers and directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Theater -- Production and direction -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Actresses -- Drama.
Theater -- Drama.
Satire -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Romantic comedy films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Romance films.
Film adaptations.
System Details:
42nd street: The movie musical that introduced the choreography of Busby Berkeley, 42nd Street also contains the classic plot involving a tyrannical director, egotistical leading lady and wide-eyed ingenue, all set to a standout musical score.
On the avenue: A socialite is satirized by an actress in a hit revue and when she falls in love with the show's producer it only gets worse.
42nd street: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel, Ginger Rogers, Ned Sparks, Dick Powell, Allen Jenkins, Edward J. Nugent, Robert McWade, George E. Stone.
On the avenue: Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers, George Barbier, Alan Mowbray, Cora Witherspoon.
42nd street: dances & ensembles created by Busby Berkeley ; words & music by Al Dubin and Harry Warren ; photography by Sol Polito ; edited by Frank Ware & Thomas Pratt ; Vitaphone Orchestra conducted by Leo F. Forbstein.
On the avenue: director of photography, Lucien Andriot ; choreography, Seymour Felix ; music/lyrics, Irving Berlin.
Originally produced as motion pictures in 1933 (42nd street) and 1937 (On the avenue).
42nd street based on the novel by Bradford Ropes.
Includes short promotion (c. 2min.) of 42nd street at beginning.
Local notes:
Presented to the Penn Libraries by Harvey Sheldon.
Penn Provenance:
Sheldon, Harvey (donor)
Bacon, Lloyd, 1890-1955. , Director
James, Rian, 1899-1953 , Screenwriter
Seymour, James. , Screenwriter
Warren, Harry, 1893-1981 , Composer
Dubin, Al. , Lyricist
Berkeley, Busby, 1895-1976. , Choreographer
Baxter, Warner, 1889-1951. , Actor
Daniels, Bebe, 1901-1971. , Actor
Brent, George, 1904-1979 , Actor
Keeler, Ruby. , Actor
Kibbee, Guy, 1882-1956. , Actor
Merkel, Una, 1903-1986 , Actor
Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995 , Actor
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963. , Actor
Jenkins, Allen, 1900-1974. , Actor
Ropes, Bradford. , Author
Zanuck, Darryl Francis, 1902-1979 , Producer
Markey, Gene, 1895-1980. , Screenwriter
Conselman, William, 1896-1940 , Screenwriter
Del Ruth, Roy, 1893-1961 , Director
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963. , Actor
Carroll, Madeleine, 1906-1987. , Actor
Faye, Alice, 1915-1998. , Actor
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. , Actor
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967). , Producer
Vitaphone Corp. , Producer
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. , Producer
Harvey Sheldon Jewish American Music Video Research Library (University of Pennsylvania)
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