litlover12: (GK DR DO)
This one . . . this one hits hard. This one's finally got me believing maybe 2016 really is cursed.

All three leads of my favorite movie are now gone. Rest well, Debbie, Gene, and Donald.

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Swiped this from a thread at Broadway World: What are your top ten performances in a musical film?

Here are mine:

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Doing a little research for an article I want to write about Singin' in the Rain, I saw this on Wikipedia:

"In an early draft of the script, the musical number 'Singin' in the Rain' was to be sung by Reynolds, O'Connor, and Kelly on their way back from the flop preview of The Dueling Cavalier."


Can you imagine? I mean, seriously -- can you imagine? I suppose it would have been something like "Good Morning," only -- outside! In the rain! Which . . . just . . . wow. (I feel like Arthur on Cabin Pressure when he gets overwhelmed and incoherent. I'll be saying "BRILLIANT!" next.)

Obviously I'm very, VERY happy with the "Singin' in the Rain" number that we did end up getting, plus we got "Good Morning" thrown in for the three of them. No complaints. But it's so much fun to try to picture what it would have been like!
litlover12: (GK1)
1. "Singin' in the Rain," Singin' in the Rain

Bless you and thank you, Gene, for all the joy over the years. Happy birthday!

ETA: And here's a little something I wrote for Gene today.
litlover12: (GK_DR2)
Hi guys, I'm back! And I'm very, very tired, and I'm going to bed. :-) My body thinks it's after 2 a.m. right now. But I had a wonderful time, and I'll have links to photos of my trip before too long.

But first I want to get something started. As I mentioned recently, Gene Kelly's 100th birthday is next Thursday, so I'm going to count down with my own personal top ten Gene dance numbers, one every day until the big day. It was HARD to pick just ten; I could easily have done a top twenty. Somehow, though, I managed to narrow it down, so here's #10. Enjoy!

10. "You Were Meant for Me," with Debbie Reynolds, Singin' in the Rain

litlover12: (GK_DR2)

The way he looks at her!!!

I NEED Gene Kelly to come into my life and look at me like that. I need it RIGHT NOW.
litlover12: (GK_DR1)
. . . is that you might wake up one morning and find this on your dashboard.

I love absolutely everything about this picture. 


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