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Happy Birthday To…

Hello! Today is a very special day, because is the birthday of my favorite Old Hollywood star, who I consider one of the most complete artists ever, once he was able to act, dance, sing, choreograph and even direct a movie! Can you guess who I’m talking about?

Mr. Gene Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 02, 1996), of course! Happy Birthday Gene! ❤

Gene Kelly (in Xanadu, 1980)

Gene Kelly in “Xanadu”, 1980. Source: IMDb.

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Photo of the Day – Shirley and Gene!

Hello, hello! Let’s start our week giving a look in this adorable picture of Shirley MacLaine and Gene Kelly in the movie “What a way to go!” (1964) – I really love this Shirley’s pink hair!

A great week to you all! 🙂

Shirley MacLaine and Gene Kelly in “What a way to go!” (1964). Source: IMDb.

Happy Birthday To…

Happy Birthday to the wonderful Gene Kelly! ❤

(23 August 1912 – 02 February 1996)

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Gene Kelly

Video of the Day – Gene Kelly (1985)

Today, let’s see this wonderful video where the amazing Gene Kelly (1912-1996) was accepting the 13th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in 1985.

Click here to watch it on Youtube

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“If Fred Astaire is the Cary Grant of dance, I’m the Marlon Brando”

– Gene Kelly

Photo of the Day – Kelly & Kelly

Double Kelly for you tonight: Grace Kelly and Gene Kelly! Photo of 1961 ❤

Princess Grace and Gene Kelly

Grace Kelly and Gene Kelly

Credit: Corbis-Bettmann

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Photo and Video of the Day! – Gene Kelly and Sinatra

Hello!!

Today I will join two posts in only one: the photo which I should post yesterday (and I didn’t, oops…) and the video which I chose for you in the “Video of the Day”. And there is the reason for this double post: both are about Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and their friendship over the years ❤

Here is a lovely photo of them and more ahead there is a quite interesting video of 1973 in which they remember their partnership in the movies, besides the fact that 30 years after dancing and singing in one of the movies mentioned (Anchors Aweigh), they really can do all of that again!! Hope you enjoy and have fun!

Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra

Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra

Happy Birthday To Gene

Today, the brilliant Gene Kelly would be 103 years old!!

Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain'

Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain’

Then, Happy Birthday to him!! ❤

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Sir. Gene Kelly

Hello Darlings!

I know there is a long time that I don’t appear/write here… I was moving house, finishing the college, etc. But from now I promise I’ll keep the blog actualized!

Today I’m here to show you some beautiful images of Gene Kelly that I’m gathering in these last weeks. 😀

I already told here that I’m completely in love with Gene since I know him! But I think that is very hard to find good material about this incredible actor in the web, especially good photos. So I found a great fan page at Facebook about him, with amazing photos, videos, news and other things. The page is called “Gene Kelly Fans” (https://www.facebook.com/genekellyfans?fref=ts) and it’s a part of this amazing site: http://genekellyfans.com/ (there are other social media there, including Twitter and Instagram, worth it give a look!).

Now, I’ll stop to write and show some of these photos which I separated to you. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

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Musical Movies In The 40’s

Hello dears!!

This week I decided to write about some movies of each genre. Today, I’ll talk about the Musical ones.

Like I said before, this genre had its peak in the 40’s, when some memorable movies were produced. Between 1940 and 1941, Disney, for example, produced three big classical animations: “Fantasia” and “Pinocchio” in 1940, and “Dumbo” in 1941. Here, you can see the Pinocchio’s making of:

 

In 1942, was produced “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, starring James Cagney and Joan Leslie in a plot that shows the George Cohan’s story, an important artist from Broadway. Also in 1942, Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth starred “You Were Never Lovelier”.

In 1945, was premiered “Anchors Aweigh”, starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson. This musical is, by far, my favorite by a logical reason: there were Sinatra singing and Gene dancing! Two of my favorite artists! Also in this movie, there is the famous scene where Gene dances with the little mouse Jerry. See the trailer:

In 1948,  it came out “Easter Parade”, with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. Also in 1948, was made “The Three Musketeers”, was starring by Gene Kelly, Lara Turner and Vincent Price:

The Three Musketeers (1948)

The Three Musketeers (1948)

By the way, in 1949, there was another movie starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra: “On The Town“. Gene directed the movie too (with another director: Stanley Donen). The movie is also starring Bette Garrett and Ann Miller. Give a look:

For conclude, I will leave you with this little video where Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire are dancing and singing together (only time that both of them appeared on screen together). This video is part of a movie called “Ziegfeld Follies (1946), which is divided in 12 segments and directed by several directors. This segment, called “The Babbitt And The Bromide, was directed by Vincente Minnelli and all the choreography was made by Gene (sections one and two) and Fred Astaire (third section). Enjoy!!