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October 08, 2021


Rises above the usual, as Gene Kelly's dancing did. I sent it to his daughter, in case she hasn't received the link from anyone else.

I don't know which I need to do first, watch the film or head to Paris! Your writing makes me want to do both! Thanks for the interlude.

Concur completely, David! So much rich texture to the main dance sequence in American in Paris. Transports you!! Thank you for writing this piece for Gene Kelly and dance fans everywhere.

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