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Music in the Shadows This page intentionally left blank Music in the Shadows Noir Musical Films s h er i c h i ne n b i e s e n Johns Hopkins University Press Baltimore © 2014 Johns Hopkins University Press All rights reserved. Published 2014 Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1 Johns Hopkins University Press 2715 North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4363 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Biesen, Sheri Chinen, 1962– Music in the shadows : noir musical films / Sheri Chinen Biesen. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-4214-0837-8 (hardcover : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-1-42140838 -5 (pbk. : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-1-4214-0839-2 (electronic) — ISBN 1-4214-0837-6 (hardcover : alk. paper) — ISBN 1-4214-0838-4 (pbk. : alk. paper) — ISBN 1-4214-0839-2 (electronic) 1. Musical films—United States—History and criticism. 2. Film noir—United States—History and criticism. 3. Jazz in motion pictures. I. Title. PN1995.9.F54B535 2014 791.43'657—dc23 2013027717 A catalog record for this book is available from the British Library. Special discounts are available for bulk purchases of this book. For more information, please contact Special Sales at 410-516-6936 or Johns Hopkins University Press uses environmentally friendly book materials, including recycled text paper that is composed of at least 30 percent post-consumer waste, whenever possible. For my grandmother, uncle, and family of writers, artists, and musicians who continue to inspire my fascination with film noir and the musical This page intentionally left blank ...


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