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Kantor, Michael 1961-

Overview
Works: 232 works in 409 publications in 2 languages and 13,485 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Musicals  Nonfiction films  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Scenarist, Restager , Editor, fmd
Classifications: ML1711.8.N3, 978
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Kantor
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 2,175 WorldCat member 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
Broadway : the American musical by Michael Kantor( Visual )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,689 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 )

16 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 )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 932 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 766 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 )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 708 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 )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 530 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 375 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 313 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 )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 289 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 261 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( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 218 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 )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 165 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
The speck of the future( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 155 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
Quincy Jones : in the pocket by Quincy Jones( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 150 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
Bing Crosby rediscovered( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. Bing Crosby Rediscovered, explores the life and legend of this iconic performer, revealing a man far more complex than his public persona. Crosby's estate, HLC Properties, Ltd., granted American Masters unprecedented access to the entertainer's personal and professional archives, including never-before-seen home movies, Dictabelt recordings, photos and more. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, the film features new interviews with all surviving members of Crosby's immediate family -- wife Kathryn, daughter Mary and sons Harry and Nathaniel. The film reveals Crosby's struggles with his first wife, Dixie Lee, and their sons Gary, Dennis, Phillip and Lindsay. Mary addresses accusations of abuse first published in Gary's 1983 memoir, which tarnished their father's legacy. Gary speaks candidly about both his and his mother's alcoholism as well as his difficulties with his father in a never-before-seen 1987 interview. Other new interviews include singers Tony Bennett and Michael Feinstein, record producer Ken Barnes, biographer Gary Giddins, and writers Buz Kohan and Larry Grossman, who both share the story behind Crosby's Christmas special duet with David Bowie
Superheroes : a never ending battle collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superheroes: a never ending battle is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact
Superheroes : A Never Ending Battle Great Power, Great Responsibility( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superheroes: a never ending battle is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. In this episode: In the 1960s, a new breed of superhero emerges in the pages of Marvel Comics, inspired by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and Pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk, and others are the first to have "problems" with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear on the scene and the pages of "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" explode with relevant storylines, as comic books are forced to confront the reality of an increasingly complex world
Superheroes : A Never Ending Battle Truth, Justice, and the American( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superheroes: a never ending battle is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. In this episode: During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950s, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation. When the thrilling "Adventures of Superman" is broadcast on the new medium of television, America's first and greatest superhero leads the entire comic book industry to renewed strength
Superheroes : A Never Ending Battle A Hero Can Be Anyone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superheroes: a never ending battle is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. In this episode: This episode captures the enthusiasm for superheroes as they are embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic "Superman" movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen brings new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and politicized world. In the burgeoning new millennium, superheroes have taken over popular culture with feature films, television shows and video games complementing a new generation of web-based comics that bring superhero adventures to every corner of the world
 
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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 hopeThe speck of the future
Alternative Names
キャンター, マイケル

Languages
English (131)

Japanese (3)