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Gene Kelly: A Celebration
by Ruth Leon
In this lavishly illustrated critical celebr ation, Sheridan Morley and Ruth Leon look back with affectio n at the career, on both sides of the camera, of Gene Kelly, one of cinema''s most popular stars. '
Paperback, 168 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Trafalgar Square Publishing
(first published 1981)
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I don't usually read many biographies, but something about this one caught my eye. I had actually interloaned it from the Library for blog I was writing about Singing in the Rain and I started flipping through the book and the rest is history. It was fun read with a nice balance of text and photographs. The book doesn't hold back about presenting some of the less than pleasant information about Kelly's personality and career. The book is not overly negative, but presents a balanced view. It is a ...more