"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Birthday Today - Gene Kelly

It's Gene Kelly's  birthday today -- he would be 99.   Was Fred Astaire a better dancer?   Maybe.   But Kelly put on film the greatest dance sequences the movies have ever seen in Singing in the Rain and An American in Paris.   Here's the best of them, from the latter, with Gershwin's original music replacing the re-arranged and re-orchestrated version from the movie:

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