A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
Based on the story of GEORGE M. COHAN with the Greatest of all his Great Music
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Did You Know?
At the conclusion of the "You're a Grand Old Flag" number, a translucent screen is lowered and a photograph of the American flag is projected onto it, slowly dissolving out the actors. The same device was used in the original stage play and movie 1776
(1972), when at the end a translucent screen is lowered and a rendition of the John Trumbull's painting "Declaration of Independence" is superimposed over the final scene, slowly dissolving out the actors. See more
I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
Also available in a computer colorized version. See more
Referenced in Rhinestone
The Red, White and Blue
aka "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean"
Written by David T. Shaw
Arranged by Thomas A. Beckett
Played during the parade and as part of the "You're a Grand Old Flag" sequence See more