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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2013 at 12:21am

Patricia, I thought I did a pretty thorough search for Kelly dance scenes, but didn't find ones in which he shone. Singin' in the Rain is a favorite of mine as well. I looked again and still don't find a good video. The search is on!

Comment by Patricia on August 31, 2013 at 11:11pm

Riverdance hooked me, & then Lord of the Dance addicted me. I never would have paid attention to Irish dancing at all if it wasn't for this. My daughter was thrilled to bits when Riverdance was on tour & stopped for a meal at the McDonald's she was working at, & she only knew of them because of me.

Singin' in the Rain is my favorite of Gene Kelly, but I really like watching a lot of them.....Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ann Miller, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, June Allyson, Rita Hayworth........

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 10:39pm
Patricia, I bet you have a lot of dvd's; what is your favorite of Flatley? I couldn't find a piece I liked by Kelly, he was doing more acting than dancing. Do you have a favorite of his?
Comment by Patricia on August 31, 2013 at 7:15pm

I have the dvd's.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 7:10pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 6:38pm

Carl, Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather are great! Such energy!  I wonder what condition their legs and joints were in as they got older? Can't even imagine doing such things with my legs at any time.

Comment by Patricia on August 31, 2013 at 6:06pm

I'm a Michael Flatley & Gene Kelly fan, but I think most ''dancing'' now is acrobatics, not dance. I never did think M. Jackson was that great....dancer or otherwise, after he got older.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 6:04pm

sk8eycat the Hope and Cagney dance routine is great! Brings back great memories. 

Carl, I like the old timer, "You're the cream in my coffee". My Dad's dance band used to play that when I was very small, before WWII. Dad on sax and clarinet, my uncle on banjo, and others of their buddies played at granges and for school parties. My Dad's name was Jules, and in the second grade they read a book called "Jules the Drake". He became Drake from that day on. His band was Drake and his Ducklings. I gave his sax to my great-granddaughter this spring. She said all the valves work and only needed new pads and a reed. 

Patricia, what a sight, a saddled moose! They can be mean critters. Did you ever see them ridden? 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 31, 2013 at 5:51pm

Sk8eycat, that's a GREAT clip.  Those two were very talented.  You never really saw Hope dance much....except for the occasion soft shoe.  He really was really a great tap dancer. 

You've reminded me of The Nicholas Brothers.  They are a favorite of mine. 

Watch:  Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 5:48pm

Oh dear! Forgive my typos, please. 

 

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