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Yankee Doodle Dandy
Edited by Patrick McGilligan
Tino Balio, Series Editor

Wisconsin/Warner Bros. screenplay series

The 1942 smash musical hit Yankee Doodle Dandy has long remained a favorite among audiences and film buffs. Ostensibly the story of "Mr. Broadway"—George M. Cohan—the movie evolved in its making into one of Warners' trademark "biopics" and a showcase for the singing and dancing talents of James Cagney.

This book includes the complete screenplay.

Wisconsin/Warner Bros. screenplay series
Tino Balio, series editor

Patrick McGilligan is a professional writer. He is a contributing editor of American Film magazine and his articles have appeared in several film anthologies. He is also the author of several film related books. Tino Balio, Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is the author of
United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars, United Artists: The Company That Changed the Film Industry, and the editor of The American Film Industryas well as the 22 volume Wisconsin/Warner Bros. Screenplay series, all published by the University of Wisconsin Press. He directed the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research from 1966 to 1882.

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the cover of Yankee Doodle Dandy features a movie still with Uncle Sam, a man in uniform, and a chorus girl singing the praise of the USA.

December 2005

LC: 80-052293 PN
240 pp.  5 1/2 x 8 1/2
32 illus.

(ISBN-10: 0-299-08470-1,
Cloth edition is also available.)

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