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Reminiscing for the Nostalgic

"The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past." - Robertson Davies, A Voice from the Attic

I'm Kelly; lover of the 1940s, Gene Kelly, and Jesus. This blog is devoted to early 20th Century history, period dramas, Doctor Who, and my sexy French lover, Jean Dujardin.

Posts tagged betsy blair:

always-fair-weather:

Betsy Blair and Gene Kelly

Looks like Courtney has been digging around for new Gene photos again. :-) This one looks new to me!

always-fair-weather:

Betsy Blair and Gene Kelly

Looks like Courtney has been digging around for new Gene photos again. :-) This one looks new to me!

always-fair-weather:

Betsy Blair, Gene Kelly, and Gene’s mother, Harriet

Harriet really was a tiny woman.

always-fair-weather:

Betsy Blair, Gene Kelly, and Gene’s mother, Harriet

Harriet really was a tiny woman.

jenbebe:

Just thought I’d throw these out there in case anyone hasn’t ever read them.  Found them online through the Media History Digital Library (Photoplay, June ‘43), though I think most of GK’s long-time fans are familiar with this piece. 

"…his lack of good looks…"  Uh, okay…?

I’ve seen the photos and read the text before, but I think this is the first time I’ve seen them put together in the original magazine format.

It’s with these type of photos that I sometimes wish I could insert Gene into today’s world just for the reason of clear, candid photos. There aren’t enough of them, you know? I love these little treasures, but they’re too often tiny and grainy.
And I almost always love Gene with a little stubble.

It’s with these type of photos that I sometimes wish I could insert Gene into today’s world just for the reason of clear, candid photos. There aren’t enough of them, you know? I love these little treasures, but they’re too often tiny and grainy.

And I almost always love Gene with a little stubble.

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always-fair-weather:

Betsy Blair and Gene Kelly

I always love the sailor outfits, but I kind of wish he wasn’t wearing the hat here. I’d like to have seen his military haircut.

always-fair-weather:

Betsy Blair and Gene Kelly

I always love the sailor outfits, but I kind of wish he wasn’t wearing the hat here. I’d like to have seen his military haircut.

melodylingerson:

Don’t think I’ve seen either of these Gene photos on tumblr yet, I had to dig through all of the pictures I saved of Gene when I first became a fan seven or eight years ago. I had found them on a fan site that I can’t seem to find anymore, a pity. But hopefully others can enjoy them if they haven’t already made their way around tumblr!

They’re new to me!

I didn’t know there were more from that particular shoot. I know that second one occurred at the same time as the photo on the cover of Betsy’s book.

These are the kind of photos I need high-def….

Take note, people, that Kerry is the girl in the picture, not Bridget. I removed Bridget’s name from the tags.

Take note, people, that Kerry is the girl in the picture, not Bridget. I removed Bridget’s name from the tags.

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always-fair-weather:

71/100 days of Gene Kelly

That smile.

always-fair-weather:

71/100 days of Gene Kelly

That smile.

maykelly23:

Gene dancing with his first wife, Betsy.
*sigh*

Wow. I’m surprised this is the first time I’ve seen this one. It should be more well known.

maykelly23:

Gene dancing with his first wife, Betsy.

*sigh*

Wow. I’m surprised this is the first time I’ve seen this one. It should be more well known.

always-fair-weather:

33/100 days of Gene Kelly

This is such a sweet photo.

always-fair-weather:

33/100 days of Gene Kelly

This is such a sweet photo.

always-fair-weather:

17/100 days of Gene Kelly

always-fair-weather:

17/100 days of Gene Kelly

kriskartoon:

When people say that they wish they would have been his daughter then I’m just like

I mean… do they not realize what had to happen for her to be born?
I’d have much rather have been Betsy.


I really don’t care to have a multitude of “Daddy issues.”

kriskartoon:

When people say that they wish they would have been his daughter then I’m just like

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I mean… do they not realize what had to happen for her to be born?

I’d have much rather have been Betsy.

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I really don’t care to have a multitude of “Daddy issues.”

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carpinteria:

It’s official. I want her life.

Yeah. Even her blouse is cute.

carpinteria:

It’s official. I want her life.

Yeah. Even her blouse is cute.

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always-fair-weather:

Gene Kelly, Betsy Blair, and daughter Kerry

What an attractive family.

always-fair-weather:

Gene Kelly, Betsy Blair, and daughter Kerry

What an attractive family.

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