Kantor, Michael 1961-
Most widely held works by Michael Kantor
Broadway the American musical ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,487 libraries worldwide
This documentary series details the razzle-dazzle history of a unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on feature films, rare television moments, archival news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical.
Broadway : the American musical by Laurence Maslon ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,454 libraries worldwide
Presents a history of the Broadway musical theater, including summaries of the shows, photographs of the stars, posters, sheet music, production stills, and essays by theater luminaries.
The West ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 908 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West.
The West ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee.
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America by Laurence Maslon ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 705 libraries worldwide
A lighthearted survey of American comedy from the past century and the achievements of its top contributors includes interviews with such figures as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, and Ellen DeGeneres.
Make 'em laugh the funny business of America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians.
The People ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the Europeans, such as Cabeza de Vaca and Coronado, the West was a "wilderness" to be conquered. Nearly 100 years before the American Revolution, the Pueblo people of the Southwest rose up against their European masters and drove the Spanish from their lands. Then, with America's purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1804, Lewis and Clark set off to find the fabled Northwest Passage, as a confident young nation prepared for its own epic march across the West.
One sky above us ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
As the 20th century neared, Americans celebrated with the World Columbian Exposition, where they were told that the frontier had closed, but in the real West, for every frontier story that ended, another one began. Some Native Americans waged a struggle to hold onto their traditions in the midst of rapid, overwhelming change, while others chose to learn the white man's ways, hoping to help their families and their tribe. In California, the emerging metropolis of Los Angeles waged yet another battle to control the arid region's most precious commodity--water. Much had changed in the West, but it continued to be what it had always been--a landscape of the imagination, the reservoir of our shared hopes and dreams, a place of both conflict and infinite possibility, and an enduring symbol of something unquestionably American.
The geography of hope ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A frail New York politician transformed himself into a rugged North Dakota rancher, and eventually, president of the United States. And as Americans tried to "tame" the West, the nation's greatest showman, Buffalo Bill Cody, instead offered adoring crowds his enthusiastic version of a "Wild West"--Heroic, glorious, romantic, and most of all, mythic.
The grandest enterprise under God ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
After the Civil War Americans set out with a new energy and optimism to finally unite the East and the West. To do this, they embarked on one of the greatest technological achievements of the age--building the first transcontinental railroad to conquer forbidding mountains, harsh deserts and awesome distances.
Empire upon the trails ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West. Hopeful Americans moved onward toward Manifest Destiny, as they determined to make the West--all of it--their own.
Ghost dance ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
By the late 1880s, the Americans were astounded by the changes they had brought to the West. Mining towns such as Butte, Montana were now full-fledged industrial cities. Defeated militarily, Native Americans throughout the region now flocked to the call of a Paiute mystic, who offered the illusionary hope that the lost world of the buffalo could be brought back by a Ghost Dance. But its promises would be trampled in the snow and blood of Wounded Knee. In place of the great Native American cultures which once dominated the Plains was a new culture, epitomized by the Oklahoma Land Rush, in which 100,000 eager settlers lined up for a mad dash to stake out a farm and a future.
Fight no more forever ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
By the 1870s there were only a few pockets of resistance against the nation's push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. Custer's "Last stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. In Utah, the Morman patriarch Brigham Young would be forced to choose between saving his church or sacrificing his spiritual son. Farther west, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce would find himself helping to lead one of the most extraordinary military compaigns in American history.
The speck of the future ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
History of the California gold rush which started in 1848, when a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the streambed of the American River in California and discovered gold.
Death runs riot ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
In the 1850's, more American pioneers moved west, bringing with them slavery and the sparks that would ignite the Civil War. Tactics that had defeated the armies of the South would then begin to be used against the Native Americans of the West.
Quincy Jones in the pocket ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
A look at Quincy Jones' life and career as a composer, arranger, musician, and producer from his many friends and peers. Includes some behind the scenes and unseen footage.
Broadway, the American musical. Disc 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
The 1st 2 episodes of a 6-part documentary series chronicling the entire history of the Broadway musical from 1893-2004. Each episode explores a different era in American musical theatre, spotlighting the Broadway shows and songs that defined that period. Featuring on-camera interviews with many of the pricipals involved in the development of the medium, the series draws on a wealth of rare performance footage and newly-restored film clips.
Broadway, the American musical. Disc 3 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
The last 2 episodes of a 6-part documentary series chronicling the entire history of the Broadway musical from 1893-2004. Each episode explores a different era in American musical theatre, spotlighting the Broadway shows and songs that defined that period. Featuring on-camera interviews with many of the pricipals involved in the development of the medium, the series draws on a wealth of rare performance footage and newly-restored film clips.
Broadway, the American musical. Disc 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
The 3rd-4th episodes of a 6-part documentary series chronicling the entire history of the Broadway musical from 1893-2004. Each episode explores a different era in American musical theatre, spotlighting the Broadway shows and songs that defined that period. Featuring on-camera interviews with many of the pricipals involved in the development of the medium, the series draws on a wealth of rare performance footage and newly-restored film clips.
Natural life by Humphrey Bower ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
America American wit and humor Biography Buffalo Bill,--1846-1917 California Clark, William,--1770-1838 Comedians Comedy sketches Composers Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de,--1510-1554 Criticism, interpretation, etc. Custer, George A.--1839-1876 Discoveries in geography Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Films for the hearing impaired Frontier and pioneer life Ghost dance Gold mines and mining History Indians of North America Indians of North America--First contact with Europeans Jones, Quincy,--1933- Joseph,--Nez Percé Chief,--1840-1904 Lewis, Meriwether,--1774-1809 Lewis and Clark Expedition Mormons Musicals Musicals--Production and direction Musical theater New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Broadway Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar,--16th cent Pueblo Indians Pueblo Revolt (1680) Railroads Sitting Bull,--1831-1890 Slavery--Legal status of slaves in free states South Dakota Southwest, New Stand-up comedy Territorial expansion Theater United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired West (U.S.) World's Columbian Exposition Wounded Knee Massacre (South Dakota : 1890)