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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.

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bands-are-addicting:

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"The fact that Fred and I were in no way similar - nor were we the best male dancers around never occurred to the public or the journalists who wrote about us…Fred and I got the cream of the publicity and naturally we were compared. And while I personally was proud of the comparison, because there was no-one to touch Fred when it came to "popular" dance, we felt that people, especially film critics at the time, should have made an attempt to differentiate between our two styles. Fred and I both got a bit edgy after our names were mentioned in the same breath. I was the Marlon Brando of dancers, and he the Cary Grant . My approach was completely different from his, and we wanted the world to realise this, and not lump us together like peas in a pod. If there was any resentment on our behalf, it certainly wasn’t with each other, but with people who talked about two highly individual dancers as if they were one person. For a start, the sort of wardrobe I wore - blue jeans, sweatshirt, sneakers - Fred wouldn’t have been caught dead in. Fred always looked immaculate in rehearsals, I was always in an old shirt. Fred’s steps were small, neat, graceful and intimate - mine were ballet-oriented and very athletic. The two of us couldn’t have been more different, yet the public insisted on thinking of us as rivals…I persuaded him to put on his dancing shoes again, and replace me in Easter Parade after I’d broken my ankle. If we’d been rivals, I certainly wouldn’t have encouraged him to make a comeback."

Gene Kelly

"As one of the handful of girls who worked with both of those dance geniuses, I think I can give an honest comparison. In my opinion, Kelly is the more inventive choreographer of the two. Astaire, with Hermes Pan’s help, creates fabulous numbers - for himself and his partner. But Kelly can create an entire number for somebody else… I think, however, that Astaire’s coordination is better than Kelly’s… his sense of rhythm is uncanny. Kelly, on the other hand, is the stronger of the two. When he lifts you, he lifts you!… To sum it up, I’d say they were the two greatest dancing personalities who were ever on screen. But it’s like comparing apples and oranges. They’re both delicious."

Cyd Charisse

genekellyfans:

Bonsoir, all… http://ift.tt/1mH3vEk

Gene + France = a winning combination

genekellyfans:

Bonsoir, all… http://ift.tt/1mH3vEk

Gene + France = a winning combination

This may be the day we meet the 12th doctor, but I’m really celebrating my favorite Old Hollywood fella’s birthday today.

This may be the day we meet the 12th doctor, but I’m really celebrating my favorite Old Hollywood fella’s birthday today.

theactorsmind:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GREATEST DANCER TO EVER GRACE THE STAGE AND SCREEN,
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EUGENE

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CURRAN

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KELLY! 

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Remember, you’ll have to coax Gene to come in and sit beside you if you invite him over.

genekellyfans:

Rehearsing for Gene’s 1959 Pontiac Special with Judith Dornys. (Another gem from rosyoutlook888.) http://ift.tt/XvSkc9

I’d melt in his arms.

genekellyfans:

Rehearsing for Gene’s 1959 Pontiac Special with Judith Dornys. (Another gem from rosyoutlook888.) http://ift.tt/XvSkc9

I’d melt in his arms.

ohrobbybaby:

Happy 102nd Birthday Gene Kelly! (Aug 23, 1912 - Feb 2, 1996)

"You dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams. And I know if I can make you smile by jumping over a couple of couches or running through a rainstorm, then I’ll be very glad to be a song and dance man." — Gene Kelly

Tomorrow is your day, babe!

(via i-dream-of-gene)

genekellyfans:

Have a good weekend, folks. (Via Tumblr: its-always-fair-weather) http://ift.tt/1qIZrtu

It’s still the 22nd here. Tomorrow is this fella’s birthday! I didn’t feel like making him a birthday cake, but I did make some chippers (chocolate-covered potato chips).

genekellyfans:

Have a good weekend, folks. (Via Tumblr: its-always-fair-weather) http://ift.tt/1qIZrtu

It’s still the 22nd here. Tomorrow is this fella’s birthday! I didn’t feel like making him a birthday cake, but I did make some chippers (chocolate-covered potato chips).

(via i-dream-of-gene)

sarahsayspanic:

Swoonfest.

Gotta reblog this everytime.

sarahsayspanic:

Swoonfest.

Gotta reblog this everytime.

genekellyfans:

After breaking his ankle, Gene gets some consolation from Marcia Hunt (1947). (Thanks again for sharing, rosyoutlook888.) http://ift.tt/1mq1FYs

I’d give him some consolation. ;-)

genekellyfans:

After breaking his ankle, Gene gets some consolation from Marcia Hunt (1947). (Thanks again for sharing, rosyoutlook888.) http://ift.tt/1mq1FYs

I’d give him some consolation. ;-)

sinatraswooners:

Gene Kelly

I will always love this one, even though his scar was removed.

sinatraswooners:

Gene Kelly

I will always love this one, even though his scar was removed.

genekellyfans:

A fan outside MGM Studios likely captured this one. Pictured (we think) are Gene and his three assistants: Lois McClelland, Jeannie Coyne, and Carol Haney. (From rosyoutlook888’s personal collection.) http://ift.tt/1zfnstE

genekellyfans:

A fan outside MGM Studios likely captured this one. Pictured (we think) are Gene and his three assistants: Lois McClelland, Jeannie Coyne, and Carol Haney. (From rosyoutlook888’s personal collection.) http://ift.tt/1zfnstE

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