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He's got rhythm : the life and career of Gene Kelly / Cynthia Brideson & Sara Brideson.

Brideson, Cynthia, (author.). Brideson, Sara, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B KEL (Text) 37521530851379 AMPL Adult Biography Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch B KELLY, GENE BRIDESON (Text) 33946003237307 New Books . 2nd Floor Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780813169347
  • ISBN: 0813169348
  • Physical Description: 517 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes filmography.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Ballet dancer and swaggering tough -- Part 1. "Who wants a choreographer from Pittsburgh?": 1912-1941 -- The reluctant dancer -- A depression-era kid -- Kelly mania -- "It wasn't elegant, but it's me" -- The time of his life -- Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered -- Part 2. Riding on a rocket: 1941-1957 -- At the MGM University -- New heights -- "I'm asking for the Navy" -- The American line -- A flaming trail of masculinity -- The Renaissance man -- You can count on me -- Who could ask for anything more? -- Laughing at clouds -- What a day this has been -- The unhappy road -- Part 3. Still going strong: 1957-1972 -- A hundred million miracles -- "I wear so many hats" -- Looking for enchantment -- Part 4. Ambassador of his art: 1972-present -- True talent shows itself in kindness -- Contemporary yet timeless -- Epilogue: Think of him and smile -- Appendix A: Selected stage work -- Appendix B: Selected filmography -- Appendix C: Selected television work.
Summary, etc.: "In the first comprehensive biography written since the legendary star's death, authors Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson disclose new details of Kelly's complex life. Not only do they examine his contributions to the world of entertainment in depth, but they also consider his political activities, including his opposition to the Hollywood blacklist. The authors even confront Kelly's darker side and explore his notorious competitive streak, his tendency to be a taskmaster on set, and his multiple marriages. Drawing on previously untapped articles and interviews with Kelly's wives, friends, and colleagues, Brideson and Brideson illuminate new and unexpected aspects of the actor's life and work. He's Got Rhythm is a balanced and compelling view of one of the screen's enduring legends" --Inside jacket.
Subject: Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996.
Motion picture actors and actresses > United States > Biography.
Dancers > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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