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Christmas Holiday (1944): A Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 25, 2019

Christmas Holiday begins as a movie we’ve probably seen before countless times. A returning G.I. (Dean Harens) is getting ready for some Christmas leave except our star is as stiff as cardboard and that comes before he gets the sobering news. The girl he was intent on marrying has duped him t read more

On Blu-ray: Judy Garland and Gene Kelly in Summer Stock (1950)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jun 20, 2019

It feels appropriate that Judy Garland’s last MGM musical, the farm-set Summer Stock (1950) was one of those “Let’s put on a show” flicks, even if she was swinging with Gene Kelly instead of Mickey Rooney. Garland comes full circle in a performance made complex by her persona read more

Gene Kelly Biography: Facebook/Blog Giveaway Contest (June)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 31, 2017

“He’s Got Rhythm: The Life and Career of Gene Kelly” Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “He’s Got Rhythm: The Life and Career of Gene Kelly” Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook read more

Gene Kelly Biography Contest Giveaway (via Twitter in June)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 29, 2017

“He’s Got Rhythm: The Life and Career of Gene Kelly” Book Giveaway via Twitter Okay, it’s time for our next book giveaway! CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES of “He’s Got Rhythm: The Life and Career of Gene Kelly” by authors Cynthia and Sara Brideson, courtesy read more

Debbie Reynolds: Gene Kelly could never have known

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 1, 2017

Tales of how hard Gene Kelly was on 19 year old Debbie Reynolds during the filming of “Singin’ in the Rain” are legend. He was a tough task master who gave this young, non-dancer no sympathy. Did he look at her and see a youngster who had not proven herself? Just another ingénue im read more

Gene Kelly: o mago da dança

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on May 25, 2016

Gene Kelly: o mago da dança Diz o ditado que uma imagem vale mais que mil palavras. Um vídeo, então, deve valer mais que um milhão de palavras. O que eu sei é que todo vídeo de Gene Kelly dançando me deixa sem palavras. Por isso vou deixar o próprio Gene maravilhar vocês hoje. Os vídeos read more

Warner Archive: Gene Kelly Dances in Television Extravaganza Jack and the Beanstalk (1967)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 2, 2015

Eight-year-old Bobby Riha and Gene Kelly are a charming pair in the 1967 Hanna-Barbara television production of Jack and the Beanstalk, now available on DVD from Warner Archive. This animation and live action hybrid musical features high spirited dance numbers and pleasing, if not especially memora read more

Unusual Suspects Week 4: Gene Kelly in Christmas Holiday (1944)

Serendipitous Anachronisms Posted by Summer Reeves on Sep 4, 2015

Unusual Suspects Week 4: Gene Kelly in Christmas Holiday (1944) 04 Friday Sep 2015 Posted by Summer Reeves in 1940s, Crime, Drama, Holiday, Musicals, Politics, Romance ≈ 4 Comments Tags1940s, Crime, Drama, Film Noir, Holida read more

5 Little Facts: Happy Birthday to Gene Kelly

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Aug 23, 2015

5 Little Facts: Happy Birthday to Gene Kelly Wishing a Gene Kelly a happy 103rd birthday. ….. 1) It wasn’t exactly Rain he was singing in… Considering it’s Kelly’s most famous of all dance numbers, you’d think it’d be rain that the legendary song and dance man was singing in, but, read more

Gene Kelly: Ballet Dancer and Swaggering Tough

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Sara and Cynthia Brideson on Aug 23, 2015

Gene Kelly: Ballet Dancer and Swaggering Tough “There is about him and his artistry the wonderment of childhood, the sad searching loneliness which seeks companionship in the fairyland of the imagination. It is an abiding, cherished faith in make-believe…”[i] Gene Kelly, flashing his famous smile read more

The Best Films of Gene Kelly

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2014

1. Singin’ in the Rain 2. An American in Paris 3. On the Town 4. Inherit The Wind 5. The Young Girls of Rochefort 6. For Me and My Gal 7. Summer Stock 8. Take Me Out to The Ball Game 9. Cover Girl 10. It’s Always Fair Weather 11. Les Girls 12. Christmas Holiday 13. Anchors Aweigh 14. The read more

The Best Films of Gene Kelly

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2014

1. Singin’ in the Rain 2. An American in Paris 3. On the Town 4. Inherit The Wind 5. The Young Girls of Rochefort 6. For Me and My Gal 7. Summer Stock 8. Take Me Out to The Ball Game 9. Cover Girl 10. It’s Always Fair Weather 11. Les Girls 12. Christmas Holiday 13. Anchors Aweigh 14. The read more

10 Things: Gene Kelly Musical

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Jul 7, 2014

10 Things: Gene Kelly Musical Kelly wore white socks + loafers way before Michael Jackson made it "cool." Just sayin' I decided to introduce a new feature on Stardust! This will be the first installment of my "10 Things" series. I'll list ten things that are associated with whatever my topi read more

MGM at 90: Gene Kelly

The Vintage Cameo Posted by Emily on Jun 28, 2014

Few other performers can claim the title of “triple threat” so handily as Gene Kelly did with MGM in the 1940s and ’50s as an actor, a singer, and, of course, a dancer. But his career wasn’t limited to only those three titles; throughout the course of his professional life, read more

Patricia Ward Kelly on Gene Kelly: The Legacy

The Vintage Cameo Posted by Emily on Jan 31, 2014

Patricia Ward Kelly starts her one-woman show, “Gene Kelly: The Legacy,” by addressing a few pertinent questions about her late husband: he was 5′ 8″; he got his distinctive facial scar from a tricycle accident as a kid; and they met while filming a TV documentary series abou read more

Dynamic Duo: Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra

The Vintage Cameo Posted by Emily on Jul 12, 2013

I recently got into a bit of trouble with a joke I made in my review for Anchors Aweigh, in which I’d cheekily noted that my favorite film genre was “Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra as girl-chasing sailors on leave.” Of course, this is a “genre” that spans exactly two film read more

Four Fun Classic Movie Dances on Roller Skates: Charles Chaplin, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Donald O’Connor and Gene Kelly

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 18, 2013

Just for Fun: 1936:  Charlie Chaplin, marvelous — poetic and funny — on roller skates in Modern Times, with Paulette Goddard (1936, Charles Chaplin director) ….. 1937:  Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers skating to “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” in Shall We Dance read more

Gene Kelly!

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 23, 2012

Before I forget I just want to point out that today would have been the 100th birthday of the great performer Gene Kelly. Although he is remembered mostly for his performance in Singin’ in the Rain he was in other classics including On the Town, An American in Paris, and Inherit the Wind. Hap read more

100 years of Gene Kelly: A centennial tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest performers!

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Aug 23, 2012

There is a great pool of extremely talented actors from the studio era who never (aside from an honorary award, in some cases) won an Oscar. Ironically, many of these actors who were ignored by the Academy during their heyday have become old Hollywood’s most enduring and beloved stars. One suc read more

Gene Kelly – A Pictorial

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Aug 23, 2012

“I never wanted to be a dancer. It’s true! I wanted to be a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates.” ~ Gene Kelly “I got started dancing because I knew it was one way to meet girls.” ~ Gene Kelly “I’d studied dance in Chicago every summer and taugh read more
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