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List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi 1 The Noir Musical 1 2 Preludes to the Noir Musical 10 3 Blues in the Night: The Noir Musical on the Brink of World War II 20 4 Smoky Melodies: Jazz Noir Musical Drama 39 5 Le Rouge et le Noir: From The Red Shoes to A Star Is Born 76 6 Dark Musical Melodrama: From Young at Heart to West Side Story 118 7 The Legacy of the Noir Musical 145 Notes 177 Index 203 Contents This page intentionally left blank ...


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  • Musical films -- United States -- History and criticism.
  • Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism.
  • Jazz in motion pictures.
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