Friday, May 15, 2009

Edna's Fun Friday: Gene Kelly

Edna: Those of you who have been paying attention lately know that I have a soft spot for men who are light on their feet. And in my opinion, few have been lighter on their feet than Mr. Gene Kelly. My lands, but that man could dance! But did you know that he could dance on roller skates?

Gene Kelly appeared on skates in two movies that I know of: 1980's Xanadu and below, in 1955's It's Always Fair Weather. Watch this clip, and I guarantee that you'll be marveling at how he did it! (The best stuff happens from around the 2-minute mark on to the end.) Oh, and kids? Don't try this at home!


11 comments:

Margie and Edna said...

Margie: Edna, most of the men you've liked have mostly been light in the head!

Meghann said...

I LOVE Gene Kelly! And Fred Astaire. And Bogart. Okay, Okay, I like most of them :)

Grace said...

Gene Kelly was the best!

Lidian said...

He is a great favorite at our house too! :)

Great clip.

erika said...

I remember the first time I saw a Gene Kelly film, and I thought he was just wonderful. He is a treat to watch, in more than one way, too!

Alicia aka "Fashiona" said...

Gene Kelley...I loved...now Fred Astaire was a bit too light in the loafers:)

Kath Lockett said...

...yeah but I heard that he never changed a roll of toilet paper and ALWAYS put the empty milk container back in the fridge....

TRoss said...

Now that was delightful.

Gene Kelly is awesome. Such confidence, talent, and charm. Thanks for the clip, Edna!

fivemonkiesreview said...

Oh I love Gene Kelly! I am a sucker for the older movies!

outofthepinksky said...

Whenever you're away from me/Where ever you go/You're never far away from me/I want you to know/I only have to close my eyes, dear/And suddenly I'm where you are/You better never stay 'cos I'll never be far away

Now I gotta find my "Xanadu" CD

Michele Cameron Drew said...

Oh my... it's been a long time since I watched good ol' Gene. Those were the days for films, eh?

My sister and I once had our own rendition of "Singing in the Rain" as kids!

Thanks for the stroll down memory lane. :)

—M

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