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Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen

David Luhrssen


The Armenian-American director Rouben Mamoulian remains one of the most under acknowledged filmmakers from Hollywood's Golden Age. With Applause (1929), Mamoulian restored motion to the movies by revolutionizing the technology of sound recording, freeing filmmaking from the static, cumbersome approach of the earliest talking pictures. He pioneered the use of many filmmaking tools taken for granted today, expanded the scope of special effects with his startling version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) and directed the first full-color live action feature film, Becky Sharp (1935). Mamoulian sho ... More

Keywords: Queen Christina, Porgy and Bess, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Oklahoma, Carousel, Greta Garbo, Mark of Zorro, Hollywood, Broadway

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813136769
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136769.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Luhrssen, author