Feb 24, 2008

Art History: An American in Paris

The Oscars are tonight. In 1951 the Best Picture was An American In Paris. It stared Gene Kelly, and Leslie Caron. At the time Leslie was 20 and Kelly who played her love interest was 40. The film cost 2.7 million dollars to produce and gave birth to one of the most beautiful moments in American film. This scene is part of twenty minute sequence that has little if any dialog. When the film began shooting in 1950 the final scene was yet written . Filming was halted for three days when members of the cast came down with Chicken Pox. Kelly, and director Vincentte Minnelli designed this legendary sequence in those three days.

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