Charlie Chaplin was a pioneer in the early days of Hollywood and became the most recognized face on the planet with a career spanning 40 years.
Gene Kelly was the most creative and athletic dancer of his time and pushed the boundaries of dance on film.
Steve Jobs revolutionized digital entertainment with technological innovation and pushing a major shift in media consumption by breaking the hold of the music and movie moguls.
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Saturday, August 24, 2013
Gene's All Female Team
The women behind the man and the daughter behind the camera. These women were as important to Gene and his success as anything or anyone else. Note Gene is not wearing his hair piece. The "Me" is Betsy Blair in the caption. Gene was married to two of these women, danced with two of them, worked with three of them, but spent the longest with only one, Lois McClelland on the far left. She worked with Gene in 1945 in Wachington DC as his assistant and secretary in the photolab while Gene was in the Navy. He brought her back to Hollywood and she worked for him for 50 years until PWK fired her sometime prior to Gene's death. She had been his part time nanny to Kerry, helped Betsy clean up and paint the N Rodeo house when they first moved in and acted as Gene's personal secretary. No one knew him better and she kept a diary about her experiences.