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Vincente Minnelli Overview:

Legendary director, Vincente Minnelli, was born Lester Anthony Minnelli on Feb 28, 1903 in Chicago, IL. Minnelli died at the age of 83 on Jul 25, 1986 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Vincente Minnelli was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for Gigi in 1958.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1951Best DirectorAn American in Paris (1951)N/ANominated
1958Best DirectorGigi (1958)N/AWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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An American in Paris (1951, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 20, 2018 From The Stop Button

For most of An American in Paris, Gene Kelly’s charm makes up for his lack of acting ability. Even after it turns out the story’s about him stalking Leslie Caron until she agrees to go out with him. It’s okay after that point because she falls immediately in love with Kelly once she does. He makes h... Read full article


Undercurrent (1946, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 20, 2017 From The Stop Button

Undercurrent is the story of newlyweds Katharine Hepburn and Robert Taylor. She’s recovering from being in danger of old maidhood–despite being raised by two scientists, she’s content just cleaning up after widower father Edmund Gwenn’s home laboratory. Taylor is a captain of... Read full article


The Blogathon: The Pleasures of Father of the Bride (1950)

By Virginie Pronovost on Dec 19, 2016 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

1- Ben Banks: Can’t be June. I’ve got my final. Why not May? Ellie Banks: May’s too early. Tommy Banks: July’s out. I’m going to camp. Kay Banks: This isn’t a kids party. It’s my wedding and my friends. 2- Stanley T. Banks: No one paid any attention to the o... Read full article


THE BLOGATHON: The Reluctant Debutante (1958)

on Dec 16, 2016 From Caftan Woman

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting The Blogathon running from December 16th to 18th. Click HERE to join the celebration of the artistic and versatile director. LONDON, 1958 THE SEASON Raised in the States by her American mother, Jane Broadbent has traveled t... Read full article


THE BLOGATHON: The Reluctant Debutante (1958)

By Caftan Woman on Dec 16, 2016 From Caftan Woman

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting The Blogathon running from December 16th to 18th. Click HERE to join the celebration of the artistic and versatile director. LONDON, 1958 THE SEASON Raised in the States by her American mother, Jane Broadbent has traveled t... Read full article


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Vincente Minnelli Facts
Invented the crab dolly, a camera dolly on wheels that can move the camera in any direction.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 632-633. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.

Insisted on using a shade of yellow in the design of his sets that had to be specially mixed. MGM painters began calling it "Minnelli Yellow."

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