The father of an American film dance idiom – tap: Pictured behind the scenes at 20th Century Fox on “Stormy Weather” with Fats Waller.
Lena Horne (1917-2010) Katherine Dunham (1909-2006)
Lena Horne waits backstage at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles where Dorothy Dandridge appeared in the musical “Sweet n’ Hot” (1944)
Miss Horne shared top billing with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, here they’re pictured with Cab Calloway, who conveniently played himself: The title song by Lena Horne, and the modern dance by Katherine Dunham’s dance troupe:
First, we’ll let the poster speak for itself:
Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe on set: Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in action: .
Donald O’Connor, Stanley Donen, and Gene Kelly: Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly: Gene Kelly:
You know, I think I’ve mentioned this guy before (why, look at that – I did: http://vickielester.com/2012/06/21/a-pretty-girl-is-like-a-melody/ ), but Busby Berkeley numbers ride the line between freaky, and fabulous. In rehearsal: – –