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The American Film Institute salute to Gene Kelly [videorecording]

Title
The American Film Institute salute to Gene Kelly [videorecording] / a production of the American Film Institute ; directed by Don Mischer ; produced by George Stevens, Jr.
Publication
U.S. : CBS-TV, c1985.

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Description
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (63 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Pamela Koslow.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Special event coverage and commentary.
  • Video.
Note
  • Includes commercials. Gregory Hines appears in a brief public service announcement after the program ends.
Credits (note)
  • Writers, George Stevens, Jr. and Jeffrey Lane ; musical direction, Nick Perito ; art direction, Romain Johnston.
Event (note)
  • Recorded at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, Calif. Telecast by CBS-TV on May 7, 1985.
Contents
Film clips: For me and my gal (1942), with Judy Garland -- An American in Paris (1951), including "I got rhythm," "Love is here to stay," and the title ballet, with Leslie Caron -- Take me out to the ball game (1949) -- On the town (1950) -- Summer stock (1950) -- Cover girl (1944), including a duet with Rita Hayworth -- It's always fair weather (1955) -- Ziegfeld follies (1946), with Fred Astaire -- The pirate (1948), with the Nicholas Brothers -- Words and music (1948), with Vera-Ellen -- Anchors aweigh (1945), duets with Jerry the Mouse and Frank Sinatra respectively -- What a way to go (1946), with Shirley MacLaine -- Singin' in the rain (1952), with Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor, including the title song, "Moses supposes," the Broadway ballet with Cyd Charisse, and "Good mornin'."
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-8039
Title
The American Film Institute salute to Gene Kelly [videorecording] / a production of the American Film Institute ; directed by Don Mischer ; produced by George Stevens, Jr.
Imprint
U.S. : CBS-TV, c1985.
Credits
Writers, George Stevens, Jr. and Jeffrey Lane ; musical direction, Nick Perito ; art direction, Romain Johnston.
Performer
Host: Shirley MacLaine.
Special guests: Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leslie Caron, Cyd Charisse, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Gregory Hines, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart.
[Additional speakers:] Jean Picker Firstenberg, director of the American Film Institute; Betty Garrett; Fayard Nicholas; Harold Nicholas; Kathryn Grayson; Carl Reiner; Olivia Newton-John; Richard Brandt, chairman of the American Film Institute; Steve Martin.
Event
Recorded at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, Calif. Telecast by CBS-TV on May 7, 1985.
Summary
Tribute to dancer Gene Kelly, recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award for 1985. Film clips and speeches by his co-stars and colleagues celebrate his achievements as dancer, choreographer, and director. In addition, Gregory Hines dances to the song "'S wonderful"; and Cyd Charisse, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, Kelly's co-stars in Singin' in the rain, join writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green in serenading him with the "Lucky star" song from that film. The entire assembly shares in singing "When Irish eyes are smiling" at the close of the program.
Added Author
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996. Honoree
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996, performer.
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996, dancer.
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996, film director.
MacLaine, Shirley, 1934- host.
Hines, Gregory, speaker.
Hines, Gregory, dancer.
Astaire, Fred, speaker.
Astaire, Fred, dancer.
Comden, Betty, speaker.
Comden, Betty, singer.
Green, Adolph, speaker.
Green, Adolph, singer.
Charisse, Cyd, speaker.
Charisse, Cyd, singer.
Charisse, Cyd, dancer.
O'Connor, Donald, 1925-2003, speaker.
O'Connor, Donald, 1925-2003, dancer.
O'Connor, Donald, 1925-2003, singer.
Reynolds, Debbie, speaker.
Reynolds, Debbie, singer.
Reynolds, Debbie, dancer.
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- speaker.
Caron, Leslie, speaker.
Caron, Leslie, dancer.
Stewart, James, 1908-1997, speaker.
Garrett, Betty, 1919-2011, speaker.
Nicholas, Fayard, speaker, dancer.
Nicholas, Harold, speaker.
Nicholas, Harold, dancer.
Grayson, Kathryn, 1922-2010, speaker.
Reiner, Carl, 1922-2020, speaker.
Newton-John, Olivia, speaker.
Martin, Steve, 1945- speaker.
Mischer, Don. Director
Stevens, George, Jr., 1932- Producer
Perito, Nick, conductor.
Nicholas Brothers.
American Film Institute.
CBS Television Network.
Added Title
Gift of Pamela Koslow.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-8039
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