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Charles WaltersThe Director Who Made Hollywood Dance$
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Brent Phillips

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813147215

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.001.0001

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Get Happy

Get Happy

(p.119) 14 Get Happy
Charles Walters

Brent Phillips

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter presents a thorough examination of the production and reception of the Joseph Pasternak-Judy Garland-Gene Kelly film Summer Stock (1950). Topics include: Garland’s mounting personal problems and their impact on filming, plus the creation of one of her signature numbers, “Get Happy.” In addition, this chapter includes detailed analysis for other key Walters-directed musical sequences.

Keywords:   Summer Stock, Joseph Pasternak, Gene Kelly, “Get Happy”

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