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Hugh Martin: The Boy Next Door

Hugh Martin

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ISBN : 9780615365077
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409 pages
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Hugh Martin: The Boy Next Door is an enchanting jaunt through the Golden Era of Broadway and the MGM musicals. This firsthand account captures the energy and excitement of those special times, with eyewitness tales of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland,MoreHugh Martin: The Boy Next Door is an enchanting jaunt through the Golden Era of Broadway and the MGM musicals. This firsthand account captures the energy and excitement of those special times, with eyewitness tales of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, and dozens more. Hugh recounts the origins of some of Americas most beloved songs, including the perennial favorite, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Martin also reveals some secrets that only he could know: the truth about his composition partner Ralph Blane, his addiction to the infamous Dr. Feelgood, Max Jacobson- how he was instrumental in turning Gene Kelly from a performer to a choreographer during the staging of Best Foot Forward- and what it was really like to be part of the MGM musical production machine. As Hugh enters his 96th year, this could be Americas last chance to hear these stories from a living source. They are full of his signature charm, grace, musicality, and poeticism.