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Kantor, Michael 1961-

Overview
Works: 230 works in 411 publications in 2 languages and 13,480 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Musicals  Nonfiction films  Historical television programs  Juvenile works 
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 2,183 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 1,685 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 1,598 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 931 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 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together again for the first time, here come the greatest comic book superheroes ever assembled 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 707 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 531 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 374 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 315 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 287 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 262 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 220 WorldCat member 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
The geography of hope by Stephen Ives( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 166 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 158 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 154 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 )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member 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
Animals and their ears by Olive Lydia Earle( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the many varieties of ears, visible and invisible, found in the animal kingdom
Bing Crosby rediscovered( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 133 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
The grandest enterprise under God( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member 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
Superheroes : a never ending battle collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 130 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
 
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Broadway : the American musical
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English (135)

Japanese (3)

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Broadway : the American musicalMake 'em laugh : the funny business of AmericaThe peopleThe geography of hopeThe speck of the futureOne sky above usThe grandest enterprise under God