AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Daybill Movie Poster Gene Kelly

Price: AUD $199.99

RARE Original hand litho Australian daybill 13" x 30" folded as issued, good – very good condition, edge and fold wear with a chip out of lh border, overlapping foldlines with additional creases, pinholes and a snipe added "Years Best Film" (see enlarged photo). Although the poster displays reasonably well as is, it would benefit from linen backing to flatten out the foldlines and remove the snipe. This would be a relatively simple job.


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An American in Paris (1951)

Directed by Vincente Minnelli.

With Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, Nina Foch

An American in Paris is a 1951 American musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, and Nina Foch, the film is set in Paris, and was directed by Vincente Minnelli from a script by Alan Jay Lerner. The music is by George Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira, with additional music by Saul Chaplin, the music director.
The story of the film is interspersed with dance numbers choreographed by Gene Kelly and set to Gershwin's music. Songs and music include "I Got Rhythm", "I'll Build A Stairway to Paradise", " 'S Wonderful", and "Our Love is Here to Stay". The climax of the film is "The American in Paris" ballet, a 16 minute dance featuring Kelly and Caron set to Gershwin's An American in Paris. The ballet alone cost more than $500,000.



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