August 1st : What was your first impression of Gene? What movie was it and what were your thoughts?
My first Gene Kelly film was Summer Stock, back when I was first becoming a Judy Garland fan. To be honest, he didn’t strike me as anything special. I knew he was in Singin’ in the Rain, but as I hadn’t seen that movie, I had nothing to compare him to, I was still so new to liking musicals.
I loved his dancing, but it would take several years for me to like him and even longer than that to become infatuated with him. :P