The next program in the Music and Dance on Film series will held be this Wednesday June 8, between 12.00 and 2.00 in Arts. Two episodes from Tony Palmer’s award-winning documentary series All You Need is Love : the story of popular music, will be screened. They explore the impact of Vaudeville, Music Hall & Tin Pan Alley on popular music.
The first installment, Vaudeville & Music Hall, focuses on the concert halls that spawned a large-scale industry in the world of music, as well as the creative styles that sprung from it. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Edith Piaf, Judy Garland, Mae West, and more.
In the second installment, filmmakers examine the musical phenomenon of Tin Pan Alley, a collection of New York City singers and songwriters who made composing a lucrative industry. Artists featured include Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee, and more.
The screening will be held in the Arts Listening-Viewing Room (enter via the Audio-Visual Centre, from Arts Reading Room and Trescowthick Information Centre). Admission is free. No bookings required, but come early as seating is limited.