Happy 100th Birthday, Gene Kelly (August 23, 1912 - February 2, 1996)
“At 14, I discovered girls. At that time, dancing was the only way you could put your arm around the girl. Dancing was courtship. Only later did I discover that you dance joy. You dance love. You dance dreams.”
Marilyn Monroe with Gene Kelly on the set of Let’s Make Love, 1960.
MGM head Louis B. Mayer (front row, center) with his stars, Hollywood, 1943
(click hi-res to see everyone’s face more clearly)