Vincente Minnelli:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library












Books/Articles
Articles and Books on Individual films

Books/Articles

Casper, Joseph Andrew.
Vincente Minnelli and the film musical South Brunswick [N.J.] : A.S. Barnes, c1977.
PFA : ML2075 .C28 1977
PFA : PN1998.3.M55 A3 1975

De la Roche, Catherine.
Vincente Minnelli. [Lyon, SERDOC, 1966]
MAIN: PN1993 .P7 no.40
PFA : PN1998.3.M55 R62 1966

Deloux, Jean-Pierre.
Vincente Minnelli : sous le signe du lion Courbevoie : Durante ; Paris : BiFi, [2000]
MAIN: PN1998.3.M56 D45 2000

Elsaesser, T.
"Vincente Minnelli." In: Home is where the heart is : studies in melodrama and the woman's film / edited by Christine Gledhill. London : British Film Institute, 1987.
Main Stack PN1995.9.M4.H6

The Films of Vincente Minnelli : a retrospective at Carnegie Hall Cinema and Bleecker Street Cinema, New York City, Jan. 17 through March 9, 1978
New York : Zoetrope, c1978.
MAIN: PN1998.A3 M4733 1978a

Guerif, Francois.
Vincente Minnelli Paris : Edilig, 1984.
MAIN: PN1998.A3 M48 1984; Storage Info: B 5 056 095

Harvey, Stephen.
Directed by Vincente Minnelli New York : Museum of Modern Art : Harper & Row, c1989.
MAIN: PN1998.3.M55 H37 1989
MOFF: PN1998.3.M55 H37 1989
PFA : PN1998.3.M55 H37 1989

Harvey, Stephen.
"Darkening Beauty: On Some Films of Vincente Minnelli." MoMA, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Autumn, 1989), pp. 14-16
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Johnson, Albert
"The Films of Vincente Minnelli: Part I." Film Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Winter, 1958), pp. 21-35
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Johnson, Albert
"The Films of Vincente Minnelli: Part II." Film Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Spring, 1959), pp. 32-42
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Lang, Robert
American film melodrama : Griffith, Vidor, Minnelli Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1989.
MAIN: PN1995.9.M45 L361 1989
PFA : PN1995.9.M45 L361 1989

Levy, Emanuel
Vincente Minnelli : Hollywood's dark dreamer / Emanuel Levy. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.M56 L48 2009

McElhaney, Joe
The death of classical cinema : Hitchcock, Lang, Minnelli Albany : State University of New York Press, c2006.
MAIN: PN1998.3.H58 M37 2006
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip065/2005036236.html

Naremore, James.
The films of Vincente Minnelli Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
MAIN: PN1998.3.M56 N37 1993
MOFF: PN1998.3.M56 N37 1993
PFA : PN1998.3.M55 N37 1993

Nowell-Smith, G.
"Minnelli and melodrama." Screen 1977 18: 113-118
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Nowell-Smith, G.
"Minnelli and melodrama." In: Home is where the heart is : studies in melodrama and the woman's film / edited by Christine Gledhill. London : British Film Institute, 1987.
Main Stack PN1995.9.M4.H6

Spencer, Nicholas.
"1944: movies and the renegotiation of genre." In: American cinema of the 1940s : themes and variations / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2006
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.A8574 2006
Moffitt PN1993.5.U6.A8574 2006

Telotte, J. P.
"Self and Society: Vincente Minnelli and Musical Formula." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Winter82, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p181-193, 13p
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Tinkcom, M.
"Working like a homosexual: Vincente Minnelli in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Freed unit." Cinema Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Winter, 1996), pp. 24-42
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Tinkcom, M.
"Working like a homosexual: Vincente Minnelli in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Freed unit." In: Working like a homosexual : camp, capital, cinema / Matthew Tinkcom. Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H55.T56 2002

Truchaud, Francois
Vincente Minnelli. Published: Paris, Editions universitaries, 1966.
MAIN: PN1993 .C5 v.23

Vidal, Marion.
Vincente Minnelli. [Paris] Seghers [1973]
MAIN: PN1993 .C4 v.76; Storage Info: $D 56 554

Vincente Minnelli : the art of entertainment
Edited by Joe McElhaney Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2009
Main: PN1998.3.M56 V56 2009

Articles and Books on Individual Films

An American in Paris

Dalle Vacche, Angela.
"A painter in Hollywood: Vincente Minnelli's "An American in Paris."" Cinema Journal, 1992, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p63-83, 21p
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Smoodin, Eric
"Art/work: capitalism and creativity in the Hollywood musical." New Orleans Review; 1989, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p79-87, 9p

The Band Wagon

Hogue, Peter.
"The Band Wagon." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Winter74 Issue 11, p33-34, 2p

Silva, Arturo.
"Vincente Minnelli's Dream of Tony Hunter's "Band Wagon's" "Girl Hunt"." Film Criticism 30:1 (Fall 2005) p. 2-20
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Smoodin, Eric
"Art/work: capitalism and creativity in the Hollywood musical." New Orleans Review; 1989, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p79-87, 9p

Brigadoon

Walters, James
"Life Beyond Reason: Brigadoon (Vincente Minnelli, 1954)." In: Alternative worlds in Hollywood cinema : resonance between realms / James Walters. Bristol, UK ; Chicago : Intellect, 2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 W35 2008

Cabin in the Sky

"Cabin in the sky."
The New Yorker v. 19 (May 29 1943) p. 39

Casper, Joseph Andrew.
Vincente Minnelli and the film musical South Brunswick [N.J.] : A.S. Barnes, 1977.
PFA ML2075.C28 1977

Cooksey, Thomas L.
"'Talk Not of a Wife': The Devil and Daniel Webster, Cabin in the Sky, and Damn Yankees-American Contributions to the Faust Legend." Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 18-27, Fall 1999
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Dyer, Richard
"Singing prettily : Lena Horne in Hollywood." In: In the space of a song : the uses of song in film / Richard Dyer. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Main (Gardner) Stacks New books PN1995.9.M86 D94 2012

Gerstner, David A.
"The Queer Frontier: Vincente Minnelli's Cabin in the Sky." In: Manly arts : masculinity and nation in early American cinema / David A. Gerstner. Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
Main Stack PN1995.9.M46.G47 2006)

Griffin, Sean.
"The Gang's All Here: Generic versus Racial Integration in the 1940s Musical." Cinema Journal, 42, no. 1 Fall 2002
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Naremore, James.
The films of Vincente Minnelli Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
MAIN: PN1998.3.M56 N37 1993
MOFF: PN1998.3.M56 N37 1993)

Naremore, James.
"Uptown Folk: Blackness and Entertainment in Cabin in the Sky." Arizona Quarterly, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 99-124, Winter 1992

Naremore, James.
"Uptown Folk: Blackness and Entertainment in Cabin in the Sky." In: Representing jazz / edited by Krin Gabbard. Durham : Duke University Press, 1995.
Music ML3507.R47 1995

Naremore, James.
"Uptown Folk: Blackness and Entertainment in Cabin in the Sky." In: Representing jazz / edited by Krin Gabbard. Durham : Duke University Press, 1995.
Music ML3507.R47 1995

Naremore, James.
"Uptown Folk: Blackness and Entertainment in Cabin in the Sky." In: Vincente Minnelli : the art of entertainment / edited by Joe McElhaney Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2009
Main: PN1998.3.M56 V56 2009

"Cabin in the sky."
The New Republic v. 109 (July 5 1943) p. 20

Thompson, Rick.
"Cabin in the Sky." Senses of Cinema vol. 28, pp. (no pagination), September 2003

Home From the Hill

De Cordova, Richard
"A case of mistaken legitimacy: class and generational difference in three family melodramas." In: Home is where the heart is : studies in melodrama and the woman's film / edited by Christine Gledhill. London : British Film Institute, 1987.
Main Stack PN1995.9.M4.H6

Sharrett, Christopher.
"Home from the Hill, Minnelli and the crisis of post-war patriarchy." Film International , 2007, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p54-62, 9p
UC users only

Meet Me in St. Louis

Dyer, Richard
"The perfection of Meet me in St. Louis." In: In the space of a song : the uses of song in film / Richard Dyer. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Main (Gardner) Stacks New books PN1995.9.M86 D94 2012

Genné, Beth.
"Vincente Minnelli's Style in Microcosm: The Establishing Sequence of 'Meet Me in St. Louis'." Art Journal, Sep83, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p247, 8p
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Higgins, Scott.
"Color at the Center: Minnelli's Technicolor Style in Meet Me in St. Louis." Style, Fall98, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p449, 22p
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Thomson, David
"A blind date in Culver City." Sight & Sound v. ns11 no. 12 (December 2001) p. 12-13
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"Conditions during the filming of Meet Me in St. Louis were chaotic. George Cukor was to have directed the film, but he was called up to World War 2 and so Arthur Freed and Vincente Minnelli were told by Louis B. Mayer that they could make the movie. Mayer's marriage was breaking up at the time, and he had moved out of the family home, while the star, Judy Garland, was chasing her gay co-star, Tom Drake. Furthermore, Garland had other problems such as minor illnesses, sleeping late, the simple urge to be difficult, and the confused reaction of her mind and body to the recipe of drugs her mother and the studio had instituted. Despite this, the film got made and earned a studio record after Gone with the Wind."

The Pirate

McVay, Douglas.
"Minnelli and The Pirate." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Spring78 Issue 18, p35-38,

Rodowick, D.N.
"Vision, Desire, and the Film-Text." Camera Obscura; Fall80 Issue 6, p55-89, 35p, 34 bw

Tea and Sympathy

Capozzola, Christopher
"Fifty Years of Tea and Sympathy." Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide; Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p34-35, 2p
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Custen, George F.
"Strange Brew: Hollywood and the Fabrication of Homosexuality in Tea and Sympathy." Queer Representations: Reading Lives, Reading Cultures: A Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Book / edited by Martin Duberman. pp: 116-38. New York: New York University Press, c1997.
Main Stack NX650.H6.Q43 1997

Fulford, Robert.
"American Demons of the 1950s." Queen's Quarterly [Canada] 1995 102(3): 524-545.
"Considers the national sentiment surrounding Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-Communist and antihomosexual program in the early 1950's and the encoded responses to McCarthyism in 1953 found in the movie The Robe and the plays Tea and Sympathy, by Robert Anderson, and The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. The author outlines the tactics of chief counsel Roy Cohn and McCarthy committee investigator David Schine, their confrontation with the State Department, and their use of sexual rhetoric in their accusations. The article also comments on the themes of the two Broadway dramas, the first a hit that did not endure and the second an apparent failure that has since become popular worldwide." [America: History and Life]

Gerstner, David.
"The Production and Display of the Closet: Making Minnelli's 'Tea and Sympathy.'" (Vincente Minnelli) Film Quarterly v50, n3 (Spring, 1997):13 (14 pages).
UC users only
The production of "Tea and sympathy", adapted from Robert Anderson's controversial stage play, is recalled, the strict censorship surrounding the homosexual theme being cited as indicative of US conformism of the era.

Simmons, Jerrold
"The Production Code: Under New Management: Geoffrey Shurlock, The Bad Seed and Tea and Sympathy." Journal of Popular Film and Television XXII/1, Spring 94; p.2-10.
Geoffrey Shurlock, new director of the Production Code Administration in the mid-1950's, initially opposed then approved films "The Bad Seed" and "Tea and Sympathy", relaxing the rigid Production Code.


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