Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Cyd Charisse is Gone
She was the best female dancer in films. Yeah, I know some people think Eleanor Powell was, and there are a few who would hold out for Ann Miller, but only Cyd could steal the thunder from both Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. She should have made more films, but when she came up the MGM musicals were on their way out. Tonight I think I'll fire up "Singin' In the Rain" just to watch what she does to Gene Kelly in the nightclub scene.
Oh, why wait for tonight. Here she is with Gene Kelly.
And here she is with Fred Astaire in "The Band Wagon". This is the famous "Girl Hunt" number.