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Hellzapoppin

Olsen and Johnson’s “screamlined revue” de-scribed by one drama critic as a “demented vaudeville brawl.” [Am.Theater: Misc.]
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Breen makes sure this Hellzapoppin' mayhem universe never lets up, in a production shared by Hull Truck Theatre.
His movies are hellzapoppin' comic nightmares populated by a rogues' gallery of freaks.
1 was utterly dumbfounded when, after moving to the States and arriving at the Johns Flopkins University in Baltimore, I found out that no one there had ever heard of any of these brilliant inventors (just as no one had ever heard of the 1941 film Hellzapoppin', a cult classic in France ever since it was first shown after the Liberation).
30pm Hellzapoppin' + Live Musical Accompaniment (): Fri 7.
There was a play on Broadway called Hellzapoppin' and I thought at the time that would be appropriate.
Even twenty years ago, I worried about the gentrification of postmodernism's more consequential challenges--the sacrifice of a deconstructive edge for hellzapoppin' eclecticism--and that gentrification has transpired.
If you want to see a good example of non-linearity at work, watch Hellzapoppin' (1941).
Preston Sturges doesn't qualify as a precedent, either--nobody in this picture has the vocabulary--and the Hellzapoppin' tradition is positively genteel compared with this stuff.
Martin's play accordingly: This hellzapoppin' laffriot about a sensitive rodeo cowboy, a pierced-and-dyed groupie from L.
IN BRIEF In this hellzapoppin' film adaptation of his hard-rocking off-Broadway hit, John Cameron Mitchell rifles as German-born Kansas trailer-park divorcee and singer Hedwig, survivor of a botched sex-change operation and several ill-fated affairs.
Director Taylor Hackford places Louis' hellzapoppin' in its natural habitat, a Vegas lounge smashingly designed by Felder and Trevor Hay, with nine overhead discs arranged to present Christopher Ash's stills and video images of '50s showbiz life.
Variety's review of the following year's short-lived late-night Ernie Kouacs Show began by comparing it to Olsen and Johnson's cult landmark Hellzapoppin', with the approving observation that "there's no pretense at making sense, and it's the only known display where the backstage clamor is more appropriately attuned to and rightfully belongs with the on-camera behavior.