The Three Musketeers (1948)

Lana Turner is a Technicolor Goddess, Marries Husband No. 3, & Gene Kelly Sings in the Rain. It’s 1948’s The Three Musketeers.

Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Kathryn Grayson is a Vision in the Sunflower Dress, Frank Sinatra is Pre-Rat Pack, & Gene Kelly Dances with Jerry Mouse. It’s Anchors Aweigh.

Cover Girl (1944) at Old Town Music Hall

[…] dancer who becomes a popular cover girl for “Vanity” magazine. Will fame and fortune bring Rusty joy? Or is her true happiness staying in Brooklyn with boyfriend Gene Kelly and best friend Phil Silvers? Watch the film to find out, and see some spectacular dance numbers along the way! Cover Girl was the film […]

Esther Williams

Esther Williams: Hollywood’s Sassy Mermaid

[…] with the tantrums he was so famous for. Esther and Frank Sinatra became good friends during filming of Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949). But Gene Kelly and Esther were another story… Sit Up Straight, Gene Sometimes, Esther Williams was taller than her male co-stars.  One such co-star who had a chip […]

An Exceptional Friend: A Henry Fonda Birthday Tribute

[…] Fonda was. Hank and Jim, still best friends. Jimmy’s Great Loss Hank and Jim made four films together.  The Cheyenne Social Club (1970), a comedy-Western directed by Gene Kelly (yes, you read that right), was their last. During filming of The Cheyenne Social Club, Jimmy tried desperately to be his usual, friendly self on […]

Doris Day

All Heart: Doris Day & Why She Matters

[…] off for Hollywood, where the award money was spent on dance instruction at the prestigious Fanchon & Marco Studios. Doris dances with husband of choreographer Miriam Nelson, Gene Nelson, in Lullaby of Broadway (1951). Doris Day: One of the Great Dance Talents Even after Doris Day became a Hollywood star, her dancing abilities impressed […]