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 Post subject: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2000 5:26 pm 
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Leslie Caron compares Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly:<P> <A HREF="http://newsweek.com/nw-srv/issue/26_99a/printed/us/ae/at_e_1.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://newsweek.com/nw-srv/issue/26_99a/printed/us/ae/at_e_1.htm</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited June 22, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2000 2:59 am 
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brief article (and only a para on the second page) but worth a look. thanks, stuart.

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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2000 3:27 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>thanks, stuart<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Not at all, my pleasure, think nothing of it. Err....for what exactly? Azlan posted the link.


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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2000 3:18 am 
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OK - i was 'real tired'!

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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2001 5:13 pm 
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Something from Australia:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>What a glorious feeling ... time to feel happy again </B><BR>SINGIN' IN THE RAIN<BR>Lyric Theatre, Star City, May 12<P>Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald<P>This is a show that lives up to the promise of the original MGM film's brilliantly clever title. Singin' in the Rain. Four words that declare your spirits will be lifted, no matter how damp the atmosphere or how miserable life may seem. And they are.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.smh.com.au/news/0105/14/features/features13.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2001 6:50 am 
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Fred Astaire died today, June 22, in 1987.


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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2001 8:30 pm 
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I just saw Leslie Caron in the film "Chocolat"...what a delight!!! She plays this mousy widow in a small French town. The whole movie was GREAT!! I LOVE Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche.


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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2001 11:23 am 
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Cool:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Gene Kelly Statue Approved<P>WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com on Yahoo!<P>The Pittsburgh City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday for a statue of Pittsburgh-born entertainer Gene Kelly to be built in downtown Pittsburgh.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wtae/20011128/lo/986507_1.html target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2002 1:15 am 
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I find the comparison of Kelly with Kurosawa somewhat forced, but they're both great film makers.<P> Image <BR><small>WATER MUSIC: Gene Kelly kicks up a storm in Singin' in the Rain.</small><P><B>Great performers - Gene Kelly and Akira Kurosawa</B><BR>BY GERALD PEARY for Boston Phoenix<P><BR>Can we arm-twist some kind of comparison between the shiny-smiling all-American song-and-dance man Gene Kelly, subject of a WGBH American Masters episode this Wednesday, March 6, at 8 p.m., and the imperious, Lear-like Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, whose story is told on WGBH’s Great Performances March 20 at 9 p.m.? One an Irish Catholic kid from Pittsburgh who referred to himself as a blue-collar performer; the other born into Japan’s samurai class and most content at his mandarin country retreat looking out on Mount Fuji.<P><A HREF="http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/movies/film/documents/02175658.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2002 7:07 am 
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<B>A Portrait of Dancer, Perfectionist and All</B><P>Article in the NY Times By: Bernard Weinraub:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 27 — Gene Kelly's first film success, "For Me and My Gal," came when he was 30, past his prime as a dancer. By the time he was 40, Kelly had transformed the movie musical with classics like "On the Town," "An "American in Paris," and "Singin' in the Rain." In his 50's and 60's, Kelly's output and career dwindled.<P>The achievement of Kelly, a star of Hollywood's Golden Age whose athleticism, masculinity and working-class roots shaped his dancing, is depicted in a new PBS documentary "Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer," on the "American Masters" series. It offers a candid glimpse into the life of a star who, onscreen, was inevitably charming and good-natured. Offscreen, he was an obsessive and volatile taskmaster who sought perfection at almost any cost.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/28/arts/television/28KELL.html" TARGET=_blank><B>..MORE</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2002 5:58 am 
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From the Los Angeles Times:<P><B>She Didn't Quite Leap Into Acting<BR>Leslie Caron recalls the days when she was brought to Hollywood and ballet, not films, meant everything to her.</B><P>By SUSAN KING<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Leslie Caron admits she was a bit of a snob when she came from Paris to Hollywood more than 50 years ago to star with Gene Kelly in the 1951 MGM musical "An American in Paris." For one thing, the teenage ballet dancer wasn't impressed with Los Angeles.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Theater-X!ArticleDetail-52536,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2002 7:34 am 
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<B>Tracing Gene Kelly's Steps</B> <BR>By Judith S. Gillies for The Washington Post <P><BR>Gene Kelly made it look easy to sing and dance in the rain, or to dance with Jerry the animated mouse, or to be an American in Paris. <P>"But Kelly had a really phenomenal work ethic," said Robert Trachtenberg, who wrote and produced "Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer," part of the American Masters series that airs at 8 p.m. Sunday on WETA.<P>"Kelly's story isn't about the tragedy of drugs and drinking and nervous breakdowns -- it's none of that. It's about absolute focus and commitment to getting the job done right," said Trachtenberg, whose film includes substantial clips from Kelly's major movies and interviews with 23 people who knew Kelly or his work well.<P><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50486-2002Mar6.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>'Singin' in the Rain' Marks 50th Year<P>BOB THOMAS, Associated Press<P>...<P>"Debbie [Reynolds] wasn't a dancer; she hadn't had the training," [Cyd] Charisse explains. "I had just come out of a Russian Ballet company, so I was a very strong dancer. She did a helluva job, but I think she cried her way through it, because she was just sick. She wasn't used to the drive that Gene [Kelly] had. He was very strong, and he liked to be the blue collar guy, the man of the streets."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020327/ap_en_ot/wkd_singin_in_the_rain_1 target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
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A preview of "Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer" to be shown on the Seattle PBS affiliate, KCTS, channel 9 on Sunday, April 14 from 9:00-10:30 p.m., by Kay McFadden in the Seattle Times:<P> <A HREF="http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=gene07&date=20020407" TARGET=_blank>http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=gene07&date=20020407</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
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<B>Happy Feet</B> <BR>'Astaire and Rogers' by Edward Gallefent (Columbia Univ. 256 pp. $24.95)<BR>Reviewed by Trey Graham for The Washington Post<P><BR>A peculiar addiction takes hold sometimes among the scholarly class, a kind of deconstructive jones that drives a certain breed of overly specialized academic to produce the clothbound equivalent of numbingly arcane cocktail-party chat....<P>....in Edward Gallefent's Astaire and Rogers, a thoroughly researched consideration of the famous film couple's various works, at which the author looks both individually and corporately. The book is full of judiciously considered arguments, intelligently constructed analyses, imaginative juxtapositions of this idea and that image -- all framed in the worst kind of turgid academic language. It is, in short, dull as dirt -- which, considering the glamour of its subjects, must be taken as something of an accomplishment.<P><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34591-2002Apr11.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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