GENE KELLY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 53785
GENE KELLY He signs a still from On the Town (dancing with Vera Ellen, 1949). Photograph signed: "Gene Kelly". Color, 10x8 overall, image 10x7 (one surface). Still from the 1949 film, On the Town, in which Kelly starred as Gabey.
Sale Price $408.00
He signs a still from On the Town (dancing with Vera Ellen, 1949).
Photograph signed: "Gene Kelly". Color, 10x8 overall, image 10x7 (one surface). Still from the 1949 film, On the Town, in which Kelly starred as Gabey. Kelly, who also co-directed and choreographed the film, is pictured with Vera Ellen, who played Ivy Smith. On the Town won the Academy Award for Best Musical Score. Born Eugene Curran Kelly, actor, director and innovative dancer/choreographer Gene Kelly (1912-1996) was a major star in 1950s and 1960s M-G-M 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 1954-1984. Minor surface creases (not evident head-on). Fine condition.
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