Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Kelly Does Chaplin

This little clip shows Gene Kelly in the movie An American in Paris from 1951, doing a little dance number with some French children.  He's showing them how he dances and near the end of the clip, does a little homage to Charlie Chaplin.  A little girl yells, "Charlot" which was what the French called Charlie's tramp character.  I just love the connection of Kelly to Chaplin.  In my book, Bold, Brash & Brilliant,, I look for any connection regardless of how small.  They were both geniuses, workaholics, taskmasters and control freaks, but they produced the best product on the market for their chosen craft.

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