Dance your socks off!

I recently saw An American in Paris at The Institut français du Royaume-Uni (French Cultural Institute in the UK) in South Kensington, which was absolutely one of the best ways to spend a Sunday afternoon. I was lucky while I was at university in Manchester, there was a fantastic arts cinema called the Cornerhouse which showed old movies regularly as well as new independent and foreign films. There’s something magically about seeing old favourites that you’ve been watching at home for years on a big screen, given the treatment they deserve.

So lets enjoy pictures from some classic musicals from years gone by:

Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in ‘An American in Paris’ (1951)

Not strictly a musical I know, but a favourite none the less: Moira Sheara in ‘The Red Shoes’ (1948)

The irrepressible Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in ‘Swing Time’ (1936)

Film’s just don’t get more star studded that this: ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’ (1954)

Audrey Hepburn in ‘Funny Face’ (1957)

Vera-Ellen wowing the boys in ‘White Christmas’ (1954)

Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor at their absolute best in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1952)

Hope you’ve enjoyed this bit of movie magic for the weekend.

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