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    Gene Kelly: A Celebration (Hardback) By (author) Sheridan Morley, By (author) Ruth Leon


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    DescriptionGene Kelly pioneered a style of dancing on film that was muscular and dynamic, yet always deceptively casual. He performed in sweaters and sweatshirts, chinos and jeans and above all, in a sailor suit. His first film, "For Me and My Gal", co-starring Judy Garland was a smash hit, but "Cover Girl" in 1994, partnering him with Rita Hayworth confirmed him as a star. The pinnacle of his career, however, was "Singin' in the Rain" in 1952. One of the screen's most enduring icons is that of Kelly swinging on a lamp-post in a downpour, an ecstatic smile on his face, an unopened brolly in his hand. Kelly's smiling, warm persona held great appeal for audiences worldwide. His pas de deux with Jerry the Mouse in "Anchors Aweigh", his song-and-dance to "I Got Rhythm" with the French children in "An American in Paris" and his sidewalk roller-skate number in "It's always the Weather" are among the many unforgettable highlights of movie musicals that he created.

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    Gene Kelly
    A Celebration
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sheridan Morley, By (author) Ruth Leon
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 171
    Width: 239 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857938487
    ISBN 10: 1857938488

    BIC E4L: PER
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF
    DC21: 791.43028092
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: APB, AVGF, APF
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    Thema V1.0: DNBF, ATF, AVLP, ATC
    Illustrations note
    30 colour photographs, 100 b&w photographs
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    Publication date
    01 April 1997
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