Readership: Fans and students of Hollywood musicals, Astaire-Rogers aficionados, general readers of biographies, students of the dance and of choreography.
John Franceschina, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University, USA
John Franceschina is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theatre at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Sisters of Gore: Seven Gothic Melodramas by British Women, Gore on Stage: The Plays of Catherine Gore, Homosexualities in the English Theatre from Lyly to Wilde, The Dramatic Works of the Marquis de Sade (3 volumes), Duke Ellington's Music for the Theater, David Braham: The American Offenbach, Harry B. Smith: Dean of American Librettists, They Started Talking: The Autobiography of Frank Tuttle, Socialists, Socialites, and Sociopaths: The Plays of Frank Tuttle, and Against the Grain: Theatre from
Ritual to Realism.
1. Black Bottom to Broadway
2. Try Dancing
3. Fifteen Cents a Dance
4. The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire
5. Chica Chica Boom Chic
6. Red Robins, Bob Whites, and Bluebirds
7. Wonderful Nonsense
8. He Could Make a Wooden Indian Dance
9. The Life of an Elephant
10. Star Turns
11. Seventy-Five Watusi Witch Doctors
12. Help Me Dream