Today is Gene Kelly’s 100th birthday (posthumous, of course). NPR had a lovely tribute on Morning Edition today, and there’s no end of clips and documentaries on YouTube. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen Gene Kelly dance, right now is a perfect time to re-appreciate just how good he was.
Of course, the best way to gain an appreciation for this genius of dance is to watch his groundbreaking movie musicals. The Music Library has On the Town (ML DVD 247), An American in Paris (ML DVD 218), and of course Singin’ in the Rain (ML DVD 265). And if that’s not enough, Media Services has more.