Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Late, Great Gene Kelly Doing What He Did Best

To the instrumental accompaniment of You Wonderful You, Gene Kelly does what looks like an improvised dance in an old barn, using nothing more than his own whistle, a creaking floorboard, and a discarded page from an old newspaper. Oh yeah, and his own genius...

Of course, the genius of the man is that the hours of preparation and rehearsal that went into this simply do not show; nor do the charley horses, shin splints, or calluses - only the joy at having done it.

From MGM's undeservingly obscure Summer Stock (1950), here's the man himself...
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