Re: [Videolib] Using LC Subject Headings "Musical Films" and

Tom Boghossian (
Wed, 28 Apr 2004 11:00:50 -0700

I do have to reply to this question.
The term " Musicals" is used when its a Broadway or stage musical and "Film
Musicals" is used when it is a film adaption or written for the screen.

Tom Boghossian
California Institute of the Arts

At 11:55 AM 4/28/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello all,
>I am looking for information about how/when you use the Library of
>Congress Subject Headings "Musical Films" and "Musicals."
>A co-worker asked me to explain why I would use one instead of the
>other and I could not give her a good explanation. She therefor asked
>if we could stop using "Musicals" and only use "Musical Films." For an
>example of my usage - "Into the Woods", "Cats" and "Cinderella" have the
>LCSH "Musicals" while "The Sound of Music", "Jesus Christ Superstar" and
>"The Bodyguard" have "Musical Films."
>I read the description in the Red Book but am still confused. Please
>help me understand the differences between these two subject headings
>and how to correctly use them.
>Thanks for any information you can provide me.
>Renee Zurn
>Duluth Public Library
>Duluth MN
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