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The Golden Age of Movie Musicals

Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein and Judy Garland all wrote their own chapters in the history of show business. Todd Purdum and Lorna Luft have expanded those chapters into books that Richard Hanson will open today. Purdum and Luft will discuss how Rodgers, Hammerstein and Garland (who starred in the first music-based A Star Is Born) launched a Golden Age for musicals as movies.

Lorna Luft

Born to the legendary Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna began her career on her mother’s TV show at the age of 11. She went on to perform on Broadway in Promises Promises, Snoopy, the Musical and Extremities....

Todd Purdum

Todd S. Purdum is the author of "An Idea Whose Time Has Come" and "A Time of Our Choosing." He is a staff writer at The Atlantic. Purdum was formerly a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a senior writer at Politico, having previously worked at The New York Times for more than 20 years, where he served as White House correspondent, diplomatic correspondent and Los Angeles bureau chief....

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