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Kantor, Michael 1961-

Works: 231 works in 368 publications in 2 languages and 13,312 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musicals  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Historical television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Scenarist, Restager , Editor, fmd
Classifications: ML1711.8.N3, 978
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Kantor
The West by Geoffrey C Ward( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 2,185 WorldCat member 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
Broadway : The American Musical by Michael Kantor( Visual )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,712 WorldCat member 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 )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member 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
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its progenitors, as well as the evolution of the characters that leapt from the pages over the last 70 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these 'disposable diversions' were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created in large part by immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar industry
Superheroes! : capes, cowls, and the creation of comic book culture by Laurence Maslon( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together again for the first time, here come the greatest comic book superheroes ever assemled between two covers
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America by Laurence Maslon( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member 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 )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member 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
American Ballet Theatre : a history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ric Burns presents this rich, 75-year history of one of the most respected and revered dance companies in the world. With unprecedented access to the company, witness dramatic live performances, grueling rehearsals, and iconic dances by Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, and many others; as well as rare footage of ballet icons Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and more
Nuts by Olive Lydia Earle( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly discusses the characteristics of thirty-three different kinds of nuts, the plants on which they grow, and their various uses
Broadway musicals : a Jewish legacy by Michael Kantor( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. This entertaining documentary mingles cultural history with illuminating perspectives on the origins and meanings of some of Broadway's most beloved songs, stories and shows
Norman Lear : just another version of you( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Largely responsible for bold American television in the 1970s, Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom. From his childhood and early career with his groundbreaking TV success (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude) and social activism, Lear proved social change was possible through an unlikely prism "laughter" and created some of the greatest moments in television history
The people by Stephen Ives( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the European settlers, 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
The geography of hope by Stephen Ives( Visual )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A bookish ethnologist named Frank Hamilton Cushing went west to study the Zuñi, ended up joining the tribe, taking an enemy scalp and becoming a war chief
Quincy Jones : in the pocket by Quincy Jones( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member 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
One sky above us( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles steals its water supply, millions of Mexicans migrate north, and Hollywood begins to shape the West and the nation's image of it. At the end of the 19th century, America celebrated the "closing" of the West, but differing historical accounts help us learn how the West's story never ends, and how it continues to influence American life today
The grandest enterprise under God( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See how the transcontinental railroad was built, and then how it opened up the West to European settlers and brought on the extermination of the buffalo and the defeat of Southern Plains Indian tribes. Witness the transformation through first-person accounts from Native Americans, European immigrants, Chinese laborers, buffalo hunters, homesteaders from the eastern U.S., and cowboys on the dusty trails leading from Texas
Empire upon the trails( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member 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 )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member 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
The speck of the future( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member 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
Fight no more forever( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member 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 Mormon 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 campaigns in American history
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Broadway : the American musical
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Broadway : the American musicalMake 'em laugh : the funny business of AmericaThe peopleThe geography of hopeOne sky above usThe grandest enterprise under GodEmpire upon the trailsGhost dance