Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lovely Lady of the Week: Cyd Charisse

My Lovely Lady for the week (or so) is: Cyd Charisse!



Cyd was an amazing lady. Although, sadly she is not as well known today (mainstream-wise) as many other musical stars...she certainly should be! She starred in many of the great films in the golden age of Hollywood musicals. She was a classy lady, a delightful actress, and a breathtakingly spectacular dancer.

Enjoy!











^This dress is SO amazing!




^From Silk Stockings














^Held the Guinness World Record for Most Valuable Legs (were insured for $1,000,000).











Speaking of her two most famous dancing partners:

"If I was black and blue, it was Gene. And if it was Fred, I didn't have a scratch."

"I'd say they were the two greatest dancing personalities who were ever on the screen. Each has a distinctive style. Each is a joy to work with. But it's like comparing apples and oranges. They're both delicious."











Favorite Cyd Films:

Bandwagon
Silk Stockings
On An Island With You
Brigadoon
(And of course her specialty numbers in Singin' In The Rain and An American In Paris)

6 comments:

Nicole said...

She is such a wonderful dancer, and so gorgeous. Lovely pictures. :D

Millie said...

Yes, she was!

Juliette. said...

What marvelous pictures-- especially that last one. Thanks! :)

I love The Band Wagon...ooh, and The Harvey Girls. She's also grand in Party Girl.

Millie said...

Thank you! That last one is a particular favorite of mine.

Yes she's just great in those two. Ahh, the pain! I've always wanted to see Party Girl, but have never been able to (it's not out on DVD is it?).

Juliette. said...

Sorry for the late reply...no, I don't think it is on DVD. :(

Anonymous said...

It is now! Two really great dancing numbers in this film http://www.wbshop.com/Party-Girl/1000100712,default,pd.html?cgid=

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