Busby Berkeley was a premier dance director of motion pictures. His originality and sharply-defined style brought him professional acclaim and financial reward. He saved a studio from bankruptcy and a doomed genre from senescence. “Buzz” Berkeley wasn't interested in dance steps and didn't know a “buck and wing” from a “shuffle and riffle”. Ascending a makeshift dumbwaiter twenty feet or higher above a cavernous soundstage, he peered into his large eyepiece and maneuvered his ensemble and his camera to the formations of his mind's eye as he dance-directed. This book presents colleague reminiscences, newspaper stories, legal documents, court records, studio memoranda, and never-before-published accounts from Berkeley's memoirs to describe the man.
Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.