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Classic Movie Travels: Leslie Caron

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 4, 2019

May Classic Movie Travels: Leslie Caron[Leslie] Leslie Caron The musical genre is one that is incredibly multifaceted in terms of how it tells a story. Though there are scripts and lyrics that can further the plot along, musicals also tell stories where words fall short. Musicals employ a wide read more

Rock and Dorothy Write It in the Dusty Wind; Leslie Caron Can't Replace Doris

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 17, 2015

Dorothy Malone may have won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Written on the Wind (1956), but Rock Hudson benefited more from the film's success. Along with Giant (1956) and his Jane Wyman pairings, Written on the Wind propelled Hudson into a major star. Thus, he was at the peak of read more

“Gigi” – Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Jul 10, 2011

“This story is about a little girl. It could be about any one of those little girls playing there. But it isn’t. It’s about one in particular. Her name is Gigi.” ~ Honore Lachaille (Maurice Chevalier) . “Gigi” is a 1958 musical film produced by Arthur Freed a read more


Backlots Posted by Lara on Jul 1, 2011

July 1 produces great Hollywood stars. Tomorrow (or today in France, where both birthday girls reside) is the birthday of two film legends–Leslie Caron (born 1931) and Olivia de Havilland (born a whopping 1916). As I know I’m going to get carried away about Olivia and basically write an read more

Happy Birthday: Leslie Caron

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Jul 1, 2010

Leslie Caron was a ballet dancer when Gene Kelly discovered her, and cast her to perform with him in the musical An American in Paris(1951), a role in which a pregnant Cyd Charisse was originally cast. This led to a MGM contract in films, The Glass Slipper (1955) and the drama Gaby (1956). She also read more