An American in Paris (1951) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens.
An American in Paris was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1993.
Academy Awards 1951 --- Ceremony Number 24 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Preston Ames; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Keogh Gleason||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Alfred Gilks; Ballet Photography by John Alton||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Orry-Kelly, Walter Plunkett, Irene Sharaff||Won|
|Best Director||Vincente Minnelli||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Adrienne Fazan||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin||Won|
|Best Picture||Arthur Freed, Producer||Won|
|Best Writing||Alan Jay Lerner||Won|
An American in Paris (1951, Vincente Minnelli)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
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An American in ParisBy Amanda Garrett on Dec 20, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films
Today, I'm reviewing An American in Paris (1951), starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. This article is part of The Vincente Minnelli Blogathon hosted by Love Letters to Old Hollywood. Director Vincente Minnelli did more than perhaps any other person to turn the American film musical into an a... Read full article
Scattered thoughts on An American in Paris (1951)By Michaela on May 24, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood
What better film to begin my trip with? As some of you may know, I'll be studying in Europe this summer, starting with four weeks in Paris. Two days ago, I landed at the Charles de Gaulle Airport and it's been...overwhelming. I'll write a post on Paris at the end of my stay here, so for now I'll jus... Read full article
Classic Films in Focus: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)By Jennifer Garlen on Sep 18, 2015 From Virtual Virago
Singin' in the Rain (1952) might be the most popular of Gene Kelly's musical films, but An American in Paris (1951) proved his biggest Oscar success. The Best Picture Winner, directed by Vincente Minnelli, took home six Academy Awards in all, including wins for Best Musical Score and Best Color Cine... Read full article
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Jerry Mulligan: This is Paris, and I'm an American who lives here. My name is Jerry Mulligan, and I'm an ex G.I. In 1945 when the army told me to find my own job, I stayed on. And I'll tell you why: I'm a painter, and all my life that's all I've ever wanted to do.
Adam Cook: I'm a concert pianist. That's a pretentious way of saying I'm... unemployed at the moment.
Henri Baurel: Then you have no problems!
Adam Cook: Where'd they go?
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Despite the objections of Gene Kelly who wanted to shoot on location in Paris, the movie was shot at MGM Studios in California, on 44 sets built for the film. It was reportedly difficult for the studio to secure travel arrangements or locations for shooting. Two shots in the picture are from Paris, but they don't involve Kelly.
Oscar Levant, more of a pianist than an actor, signed onto the film because he was actually a friend of George Gershwin.
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