Fun Fridays – April 5, 2019

Gene Kelly was a master of dance. But this scene from “It’s Always Fair Weather” takes the cake. While the song lyrics are rather lame, the dancing on roller skates, beginning at the 2:09  mark, is pretty incredible. Warning: Don’t Try This at Home.

17 Responses to Fun Fridays – April 5, 2019

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    Pam April 5, 2019 at 4:22 am #

    Impressive. The section of on and off the curb, while moving along it, looks a bit tricky! (at 3:20)

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    Joy Neal Kidney April 5, 2019 at 4:59 am #

    He’s sure having fun!

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    John de Sousa April 5, 2019 at 5:31 am #

    Wow! That’s impressive! And not just the incredible roller skate tap, but all the little nuances of feeling and response to his surroundings. Thoroughly delightful!

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    Kristi Woods April 5, 2019 at 6:09 am #

    Quite the artlete (artist + athlete), but I fear his mama failed to teach him the “left, right, left” method of crossing the street. Sure am glad no cars were coming! 😉 Happy Friday!

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    Barbara Harper April 5, 2019 at 6:10 am #

    One of my favorite dancers of all time! Wow, that’s amazing.

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    Colleen K Snyder April 5, 2019 at 6:12 am #

    I second (well… FOURTH!) the comments above… I”m taking tap class and to be able to do that soooooo effortlessly… and then to do it on skates??? Wow! Wish there was another word for it, but …. WOW!!

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    Roberta Sarver April 5, 2019 at 6:49 am #

    Agree with the others. What talent and athletic ability! Wonder how many takes they did to get it all perfect.

    Don’t you wish movies were that wholesome today?

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    Martha Rogers April 5, 2019 at 6:52 am #

    I absolutely loved that movie. I was 19 at the time and had my own white shoe skates. Oh, how I wanted to skate like that. He was one of my favorite dancers and I made sure to see all of his movies, but this one showed more than dancing skill. I was amazed then and it amazed me again today. Thanks for the memories. 🙂

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    Elece Hollis April 5, 2019 at 7:37 am #

    This made me laugh! Made me think of Bob Hostetler. He’s a happy person. He would sing, “Everyone loves me and so do I!”

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    Patti Townley-Covert April 5, 2019 at 8:06 am #

    That started off my Friday with a smile. Thanks!

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    Lee Carver April 5, 2019 at 8:54 am #

    The most amazing element of this clip is the condition of the sidewalks and streets! We lived in New York City in 1977, and the sidewalks in Manhattan were torn up, broken, had open holes and construction scaffolding. And where are the bums and beggars? Oh, right. This is fiction.

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    claire o'sullivan April 5, 2019 at 9:56 am #

    Gene Kelly was a master. Imagine the amount of practice from day 1 of his career and on. What if our practice as writers was similar?

    Okay, so this was your Fun Friday. I always have to read something into what appears to me as a lesson for every career.

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    Rhonda April 5, 2019 at 5:08 pm #

    The perfect break for me after a long day at work. I’m smiling as broadly as Gene Jelly! Thanks for lifting my spirits.

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      Rhonda April 5, 2019 at 5:10 pm #

      Oh my goodness. Gene Kelly, smooth as jelly.

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    georjean April 5, 2019 at 5:27 pm #

    When entertainment was delightful, clean and well done!!!
    Thank you! This is special!!!

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    Seralynn Lewis April 6, 2019 at 8:10 am #

    Incredible! I have always loved watching Gene Kelly dance but I have never seen this dance routine and on skates, no less. Thank you for sharing!!!

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    Jan K. Potter April 7, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

    AMAZING!

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