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Author Brideson, Cynthia, author.

Title He's got rhythm : the life and career of Gene Kelly / Cynthia Brideson & Sara Brideson.

Publication Info. Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2017]

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Summary He sang and danced in the rain, proclaimed New York to be a wonderful town, and convinced a group of Parisian children that they had rhythm. One of the most influential and respected entertainers of Hollywood's golden age, Gene Kelly revolutionized film musicals with his innovative and timeless choreography. A would-be baseball player and one-time law student, Kelly captured the nation's imagination in films such as Anchors Aweigh (1945), On the Town (1949), An American in Paris (1951), and Singin' in the Rain (1952). In the first comprehensive biography written since the legendary star's death, authors Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson disclose new details of Kelly's complex life. Not only do they examine his contributions to the world of entertainment in depth, but they also consider his political activities -- including his opposition to the Hollywood blacklist. The authors even confront Kelly's darker side and explore his notorious competitive streak, his tendency to be a taskmaster on set, and his multiple marriages. Drawing on previously untapped articles and interviews with Kelly's wives, friends, and colleagues, Brideson and Brideson illuminate new and unexpected aspects of the actor's life and work. He's Got Rhythm is a balanced and compelling view of one of the screen's enduring legends.
Contents Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 The Reluctant Dancer; 2 A Depression-Era Kid; 3 Kelly Mania; 4 "It wasn't elegant, but it's me"; 5 The Time of His Life; 6 Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered; 7 At the MGM University; 8 New Heights; 9 "I'm asking for the Navy"; 10 The American Line; 11 A Flaming Trail of Masculinity; 12 The Renaissance Man; 13 You Can Count on Me; PHOTOGRAPHS; 14 Who Could Ask for Anything More?; 15 Laughing at Clouds; 16 What a Day This Has Been; 17 The Unhappy Road; 18 A Hundred Million Miracles; 19 "I wear so many hats"; 20 Looking for Enchantment.
21 True Talent Shows Itself in Kindness22 Contemporary Yet Timeless; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.
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Subject Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Dancers -- United States -- Biography.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Brideson, Sara, author.
Other Form: Print version: 0813169348 9780813169347 (OCoLC)959034900
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