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Subject headings to Search in the Library Catalog:
Musicals--United States--History and Criticism.
Musical revues, comedies, etc.--Pictorial works.
Popular music--United States--History and Criticism.
America's songs: the stories behind the songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley / Philip Furia and Michael Lasser.
Blackwell Guide to the Musical Theatre on Record
Broadway: 125 Years of Musical Theatre
Broadway Musicals/ Martin Gottfried
Broadway Musicals: 101 Greatest Shows of All Time.
Historic Photos of Broadway: New York Theater, 1850-1970
Musical Comedy: A Story in Pictures
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Revised, third edition.
Rough Guide to Film and Musicals
The New York Stage: Famous Productions in Photographs
TheatreMania Guide to Musical Theatre Recordings
Tin Pan Alley: the composers, the songs, the performers and their times: the golden age of American popular music 1886-1956.
Who Sang What on Broadway, 1866-1996 (2 volumes)