GENE KELLY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 27185
GENE KELLY Large signed 10¾x13¾ photo of Gene Kelly with an umbrella, an homage to Kelly's 1952 movie Singin' in the Rain Photograph signed: "Gene Kelly". Color, 10¾x13¾.
Sale Price $432.00
Large signed 10¾x13¾ photo of Gene Kelly with an umbrella, an homage to Kelly's 1952 movie Singin' in the Rain
Photograph signed: "Gene Kelly". Color, 10¾x13¾. This photo is probably a homage to one of Kelly's most famous movies, Singin' in the Rain (1952), which includes a scene of Kelly singing (and dancing) in the rain with an umbrella. Actor, director and innovative dancer/choreographer Gene Kelly (1912-1996) was a major star in 1950s and 1960s MGM musicals, including Singin' in the Rain (1952). In 1951, he received a special Academy Award "in appreciation of his versatility as an actor, singer, director and dancer, and specially for his brilliant achievements in the art of choreography on film". Although Kelly, along with Fred Astaire, was the most successful song-and-dance man in film history, his 1952 film marked the peak of his career, and Kelly moved to Europe to take advantage of tax exemptions. Shortly after he returned to Hollywood, Kelly starred in Brigadoon (1954). His other films include Anchors Aweigh (1945; Best Actor Academy Award nomination), Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949), An American in Paris (1951), Marjorie Morningstar (1958), Inherit the Wind (1960), What a Way to Go! (1964) and Xanadu (1980), and Kelly also hosted and starred in several TV series and miniseries and made guest appearances on a number of TV shows from 1954 to 1984. Lightly toned and creased. Errors in negative were reproduced in photo. Otherwise, fine condition.
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