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In the early days of Hollywood, actors portrayed singers "performing" songs. Not until the Hollywood Golden Age did characters spontaneously burst into song as a way to show their feelings. Courtesy Oxford University Press hide caption

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When Hollywood Had A Song In Its Heart

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