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American masters. Gene Kelly, anatomy of a dancer [videorecording]

Title
American masters. Gene Kelly, anatomy of a dancer [videorecording] / a production of Thirteen/WNET New York and Turner Entertainment Co. ; written, produced, and directed by Robert Trachtenberg.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : Thirteen/WNET, c2002.

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1 videocassette (86 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Alternative Title
Gene Kelly, anatomy of a dancer
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Biographies.
  • Dance.
  • Musicals.
  • Video.
Credits (note)
  • Executive producers, Susan Lacy, Roger Mayer ; editing, Arnold Glassman ; director of photography, David Ferrara.
Performer (note)
  • Narrator: Stanley Tucci.
  • Interviewees: Kerry Kelly Novick, Clive Hirschhorn, Beth Genné, Betsy Blair, Adolph Green, Jeanine Basinger, Nina Foch, Stephen Silverman, Stanley Donen, André Previn, Betty Comden, Arthur Laurents, Leslie Caron, Cyd Charisse, Deborah Jowitt, Elvis Mitchell, Fayard Nicholas, Betty Garrett, Peter Wollen, Debbie Reynolds, Kenny Ortega, Tim Kelly. Appearing in pre-recorded interviews: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, Vincente Minnelli, Donald O'Connor.
Event (note)
  • Telecast by Thirteen/WNET on the series American masters on March 3, 2002.
Contents
  • Dance excerpts (danced by Gene Kelly unless otherwise noted): Deep in my heart (1954) / duet with Fred Kelly -- The Kelly brothers (1932) -- Cap and gown revue (1932) -- Pal Joey (Broadway production) -- For me and my gal (1942) / includes duet with Judy Garland -- Thousands cheer (1943) -- Cover girl (1944) / duet with Rita Hayworth and the "Alter ego" number -- Anchors aweigh (1945) / includes duets with Frank Sinatra and the animated character Jerry the Mouse -- Ziegfeld follies (1946) / duet with Fred Astaire -- Words and music (1948) / "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" ballet, with Vera-Ellen and others -- The pirate (1948) / includes "Be a clown" trio with the Nicholas Brothers ; duet with Garland -- Take me out to the ball game (1949) / includes duet with Sinatra -- On the town (1949) / includes "New York, New York," "On the town," and "A day in New York" ; performers include Sinatra, Jules Munshin, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, Vera-Ellen, Carol Haney -- Summer stock (1950) / includes duet with Garland ; solos -- An American in Paris (1951) / includes "I got rhythm" and "American in Paris" ballet ; performers include Leslie Caron, Nina Foch -- Singin' in the rain (1952) / includes "Moses," "All I do," "Good mornin'," "Singin' in the rain," and "Broadway ballet" ; performers include Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse.
  • Dance excerpts, continued: Invitation to the dance (1956) / includes montage of scenes from the film ; animation test with Carol Haney -- Brigadoon (1954) / includes duet with Charisse -- It's always fair weather (1955) / includes "The binge," with Dan Dailey and Michael Kidd ; roller-skating solo -- Dancing - a man's game (1958) / includes scenes from the television special, which contrasted dancing and various sports -- Hello, Dolly (1969) / directed by Kelly ; performers include Barbra Streisand in the title role.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5872
Title
American masters. Gene Kelly, anatomy of a dancer [videorecording] / a production of Thirteen/WNET New York and Turner Entertainment Co. ; written, produced, and directed by Robert Trachtenberg.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : Thirteen/WNET, c2002.
Event
Telecast by Thirteen/WNET on the series American masters on March 3, 2002.
Credits
Executive producers, Susan Lacy, Roger Mayer ; editing, Arnold Glassman ; director of photography, David Ferrara.
Performer
Narrator: Stanley Tucci.
Interviewees: Kerry Kelly Novick, Clive Hirschhorn, Beth Genné, Betsy Blair, Adolph Green, Jeanine Basinger, Nina Foch, Stephen Silverman, Stanley Donen, André Previn, Betty Comden, Arthur Laurents, Leslie Caron, Cyd Charisse, Deborah Jowitt, Elvis Mitchell, Fayard Nicholas, Betty Garrett, Peter Wollen, Debbie Reynolds, Kenny Ortega, Tim Kelly. Appearing in pre-recorded interviews: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, Vincente Minnelli, Donald O'Connor.
Summary
Biography of Gene Kelly, celebrating his achievements as performer, choreographer, and director on stage and film. Among the topics discussed are his creation of an all-American masculine stage persona ; his professional partnership with Stanley Donen ; the contrast of his dance style and that of Fred Astaire ; his innovations and experiments in filming dance ; his contributions as role model to a new generation of male dancers. The program includes extended analyses, illustrated with film clips, of his most significant films: On the town, An American in Paris, and Singin' in the rain. In addition to Kelly's own remarks, heard in pre-recorded interviews, there are commentaries by family members, fellow performers and collaborators, and critics and historians.
Local Subject
Male dancing.
Motion pictures. Deep in my heart.
Musical comedies. Pal Joey.
Motion pictures. For me and my gal.
Motion pictures. Thousands cheer.
Motion pictures. Cover girl.
Motion pictures. Anchors aweigh.
Motion pictures. Ziegfeld follies.
Motion pictures. Words and music.
Motion pictures. The pirate.
Motion pictures. Take me out to the ball game.
Motion pictures. On the town.
Motion pictures. Summer stock.
Local Subject
Motion pictures. Singin' in the rain.
Motion pictures. Invitation to the dance.
Motion pictures. Brigadoon.
Motion pictures. It's always fair weather.
Television. Dancing -- a man's game.
Motion pictures. Hello, Dolly.
Added Author
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996, dancer.
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996, interviewee.
Kelly, Fred, dancer.
Hirschhorn, Clive, interviewee.
Genné, Beth, interviewee.
Blair, Betsy, 1923-2009, interviewee.
Green, Adolph, interviewee.
Garland, Judy, dancer.
Basinger, Jeanine, interviewee.
Foch, Nina, interviewee.
Hayworth, Rita, 1918-1987, dancer.
Donen, Stanley, interviewee.
Silverman, Stephen M, interviewee.
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998, performer.
Previn, André, 1929-2019, interviewee.
Comden, Betty, interviewee.
Laurents, Arthur, interviewee.
Astaire, Fred, dancer.
Caron, Leslie, dancer.
Caron, Leslie, interviewee.
Charisse, Cyd, dancer.
Charisse, Cyd, interviewee.
Jowitt, Deborah, interviewee.
Vera-Ellen, 1921-1981, dancer.
Mitchell, Elvis, interviewee.
Nicholas, Fayard, dancer.
Nicholas, Fayard, interviewee.
Nicholas, Harold, dancer.
Garrett, Betty, 1919-2011, performer.
Garrett, Betty, 1919-2011, interviewee.
Munshin, Jules, 1915-1970, dancer.
Miller, Ann, 1923-2004, dancer.
Haney, Carol, dancer.
Wollen, Peter, interviewee.
Minnelli, Vincente, interviewee.
O'Connor, Donald, 1925-2003, dancer.
O'Connor, Donald, 1925-2003, interviewee.
Reynolds, Debbie, dancer.
Reynolds, Debbie, interviewee.
Ortega, Kenny, interviewee.
Dailey, Dan, dancer.
Kidd, Michael, 1915-2007, dancer.
Streisand, Barbra, performer.
Tucci, Stanley. Narrator
Trachtenberg, Robert. Producer. Director. Author
Lacy, Susan. Producer
Mayer, Roger (Roger L.) Producer
Nicholas Brothers.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Turner Entertainment Co.
Added Title
Gene Kelly, anatomy of a dancer [videorecording]
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5872
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