Sunday, February 5, 2012

Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.


Even though Gene Kelly and Judy Garland, had such great respect for each other they only performed in three films together: For Me and My Gal (1942), The Pirate (1948) and Summer Stock (1950).

They met when Gene was performing in, Pal Joey on Broadway. After the show Gene, Judy and her mother, went to the Copacabana club to become more acquainted. After the club closed, Gene and Judy spent the rest of the evening walking through Central Park, talking about doing a movie together.

Gene, always gave Judy credit for helping him learn how to dance in front of a camera as opposed to dancing on stage in front of an audience. The silver screen couple, were very charming together in all their films.





7 comments:

  1. Such a great musical pairing that often gets overlooked! Thanks for the memories!

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  2. All their movies are so wonderful to watch.

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  3. I simply adore Judy Garland. THE PIRATE is such a great film.. Have it ready on my "will re-watch-that-films-soon"-pile..

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  4. Hi Dawn!

    Just ran across this incredible blog of yours...had to join, of COURSE!!! I love Judy in 'The Harvey Girls', and, well, really anything else I've seen her in...I need to 'catch up' on some of those films, tho...

    As 'Lead Gingerologist', I invite you and yours over to my dedicated blog to Miss Ginger Rogers, Gingerology... here's a link:

    http://jwhueyblog.blogspot.com/

    Keep up the greatness, Dawn!!! And also,

    ...Keep It Gingery!!! (KIG),

    VKMfanHuey
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  5. Irene Palfy, THE PIRATE, is also one of my favorites..

    VKMfanHuey, Thank you for your kind words. I'm on my way to check out your blog...

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! Looking forward to more great posts from you!

      VKMfanHuey
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  6. They were supposed to work together on "Easter Parade", but Gene injured himself or so the story goes. He asked Fred Astaire if he'd be interested in coming out of retirement to take over the role. While I love Judy and Fred in that film, I always think how wonderful another Kelly/Garland pairing would have been.

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