Thursday, August 24, 2006


Singin' in the Rain (1952): While filming the “Singin' in the Rain” number (which was actually shot during the daytime under a black tarpaulin), the technicians lost water pressure in the late afternoon when the residents of Culver City arrived home and turned on their sprinkler systems to water their lawns and gardens. The filming of the number took a day and half, and the on the first day of filming Gene Kelly had a fairly high fever. Years later Leonard Bernstein said, after watching the number for the first time, "That’s a reaffirmation of life."

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