Gene Kelly directs, choreographs and stars in 1956’s dialogue-free technicolor film Invitation to the Dance. The film tells three short stories, all featuring different styles of dance. Gene lets himself “Be a Clown” again in the first segment, “Circus.” He stars as a marine in the second segment, “Ring Around the Rosy.” And in the third, “Sinbad the Sailor,” he stars as none other than… … Continue reading Invitation to the Dance (1956)
There is a great pool of extremely talented actors from the studio era who never (aside from an honorary award, in some cases) won an Oscar. Ironically, many of these actors who were ignored by the Academy during their heyday have become old Hollywood’s most enduring and beloved stars. One such man is Gene Kelly, born Eugene Curran Kelly on August 23, 1912. The Pennsylvania … Continue reading 100 years of Gene Kelly: A centennial tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest performers!