The Great American Songbook

The Great American Songbook
The Great American Songbook
  • UR
  • 2h 54m
  • 2003
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Confirm current pricing with applicable retailer. All transactions subject to applicable license terms and conditions.
Singer and musician Michael Feinstein hosts this retrospective of American popular music "from 'Yankee Doodle' to Elvis," offering a dazzling parade of hit songs as seen and heard in some of the most beloved films ever made. This delightful presentation features the musical genius of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and Fats Waller as interpreted by a roster of familiar faces--from Al Jolson to Judy Garland to Frank Sinatra. Also included are rare home movies of many of the great songwriters of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, along with the 1942 MGM short "We Must Have Music," a publicity film explaining the workings of the studio's music department, and "Michael's Memorabilia," a gallery from Feinstein's personal collection of musical artifacts. Originally broadcast as part of PBS' "Great Performances."

Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:April 22, 2003
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
Resolution, color and audio quality may vary based on your device, browser and internet connection.Learn More

You Might Also Like...

Every Little Step
Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall
Meredith Willson's The Music Man
Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway
The Eastwood Factor (Extended Version)
Les Miserables: 25th Anniversary Edition
A Christmas Story Live!
Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon
Another Day/Another Time: Celebrating The Music Of "Inside Llewyn Davis"
One Day Since Yesterday

New Releases

Yesterday
Shaft
Being Frank
The Parting Glass
Curious George: Royal Monkey
Adventures Of Dally & Spanky
Dark Phoenix
The Dead Don't Die
This One's for the Ladies
Cartoon Network: Steven Universe The Movie