Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

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Appendix: The Works of
Busby Berkeley

Stage Works

The information about Busby Berkeley’s stage work was gathered from Berkeley’s memoirs; Tony Thomas and Jim Terry, with Busby Berkeley, The Busby Berkeley Book (Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1973); Martin Rubin, Showstoppers: Busby Berkeley and the Tradition of Spectacle (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993); and assorted Playbills and similar theater handouts.


Circa 1919

THE MAN WHO CAME BACK

A drama by Jules Eckert Goodman. Buzz played an unidentified dramatic role in the out-of-town production that ran for a year.


Circa 1921

IRENE

A musical comedy in two acts. MUSIC: Harry Tierney. BOOK: James Montgomery. LYRICS: Joseph McCarthy. Buzz played the role of Madame Lucy.


Circa 1922

PINWHEEL REVEL

An exploration of the dance. DESIGNER AND DIRECTOR: Michio Itow. STAGE MANAGER: Busby Berkeley. Buzz also appeared as an actor.


1923

THE GREENWICH VILLAGE FOLLIES

A revue in two acts. STAGE DIRECTOR: Busby Berkeley.


HITCHY KOO 1923

A musical revue. Buzz starred in the touring version and was director and performer.

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