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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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, www.boldbrashandbriliiant.com, 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.