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Gene Kelly: A Biography #2019

Gene Kelly A Biography Gene Kelly A biography

  • Title: Gene Kelly: A Biography
  • Author: Clive Hirschhorn
  • ISBN: 9780312318024
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Gene Kelly: A Biography By Clive Hirschhorn, Gene Kelly A biography

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    1. I am honestly ashamed it took me this long to read a biography on Gene Kelly Singin In The Rain is a movie I have been watching my entire life I swear I watched as an infant Kelly was a such a wholesome actor in his time, and who could resist watching his feet tap, tap, tap, away in each movie he made I was especially surprised to learn Kelly wanted to be a lawyer and even attended law school before he recognized his true calling as a dancer and actor Thank goodness What would musicals in the 19 [...]

    2. Clear, concise writing about the career of Gene Kelly A very straightforward read that will leave you with a better understanding of the actor as well as insight into the interconnectedness of the Hollywood studio system of the 1940s 60s Mind you it was published in 1974 so we miss out on the last 20 years of Kelly s life But if you are interested in knowing about how he got his start and his involvement in his most famous works, this is a great resource.

    3. This book reads like a press release from his PR guy It was still interesting and fun Finally found out why he didn t play Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, which was surely the part he was born to play Louis Meyer strikes again So hysterical that it passes barely with a mention that he and his long time partner Stanley Donan essentially traded wives Gotta love Hollywood

    4. An excellent biography of an excellent entertainer If you like Gene Kelly s movies and if you don t well, what s wrong with you , this book is well worth reading It s written with obvious respect and warmth for Kelly, but Hirschhorn is also to be balanced and objective Kelly and his family were interviewed for this book, and it is clear that Hirschhorn has researched his subject very well.My only minor complaint about this book is that I would have liked to have read about Gene Kelly s politica [...]

    5. I ve always loved Gene Kelly s dancing, but I never knew how many other aspects of the film business he undertook to learn This book covers pretty much everything from his birth through 1983 A bit too detailed at times, but I appreciated the information about filming dance scenes I had never really given much thought to the intricacies involved Lots of photos Sadly, they were all poor quality and the captions were badly placed and, therefore, confusing I d like to find out what happened after th [...]

    6. I was smitten with Gene Kelly as a teen Thanks to my best childhood friend Linda, I even knew his address 725 North Rodeo Dr After reading this book, which was published in 1974, I think back and wish I had thanked him in a letter for sending me that autographed photo Linda asked that he send to me for my 16th birthday Perhaps I would have struck up a pen pal relationship with him and gotten to dance with him as I dreamed i might, in the way only a starstruck young girl can dream.

    7. I absolutely love Gene Kelly, and in turn I really enjoyed reading this book There isn t very much literature on his life, so I was happy to find this Such an exceptional manI do agree with others though about the book being a bit outdated Unfortunately it s missing the final decades of his life Regardless, if you love Gene, as you should, this is a wonderful read

    8. A comprehensive, chronological account of Gene Kelly s life and career from childhood through the 1960s Lots of interesting behind the scenes stories from his work in Hollywood, including his relationship with stars such as Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland and Jimmy Stewart.

    9. Want to get further along in another book before I start this one.Really looking forward to it.Finished it a couple weeks ago Really enjoyed the book Of course I ve begun watching his movies now and sharing insights I learned as I watch them

    10. This would be another 3.5 stars I loved reading about Gene I just wish there had been detail on his personal life and a little less time spent on the specifics of making his movies.

    11. This was great I am a great fan of Gene Kelly s movies, but had no idea what an interesting and admirable life he led.

    12. It s too bad Gene never published his own storyMr Hirschhorn is a little negative for my tastes Still glad I read it.

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