How a feisty New Yorker got George Martin his first dance job

Dance
Debra Levine lectures on Jack Cole’s “The Gladiators” dancers: Rod Alexander, Jack Cole, George Martin A wonderful nugget of dance history sourced at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. George Martin: “My mother took me to see Top Hat, whatever that year was, in the late thirties, I guess. And I wanted to ...

Farber on film: ‘Lady in the Dark’ @ TCM Fest 2017

Film
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A strong female character is at the center of Lady in the Dark, a forgotten 1944 film that was presented in a beautiful 35mm nitrate print at the Egyptian Theatre on the final night of the festival. This movie was adapted from a Broadway play written by Moss Hart, with music by Kurt Weill and ...