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The Star Image of Gene Kelly

Whenever the topic of film musicals is discussed, many famous stars are remembered. The late 1940s to the 1950s was a period that involved a number of unique and talented performers, whether they were actors, singers, dancers, or possibly all of the above. Gene Kelly, a master of all three, was one of the most prominent stars during this time. Kelly, although recognized today as one of the greats, reached the height of his career during the early 1950s with the releases of his films, An American in Paris and Singin’ in the Rain. Unfortunately, by the end of the 1950s, the film musical genre was reaching the end of its life. While Kelly continued to make films after the 1950s, nothing ever came close to the spectacle that was these two masterpieces. Even still, Gene Kelly danced and sang his way into people’s hearts and created an illustrious career and legacy that will continue to live on. Gene Kelly began dancing at a very young age and by the time he was a teenager, …

Holly Nellis is a graduating senior and a Cinema Studies major. Holly hopes to further her career in the entertainment industry through writing and producing. Although she loves film, you'll be more likely to see her name on a television show one day! In addition to working on her own writing and video projects over the summer, Holly will begin an internship at Disneyland in Anaheim, California this fall. She hopes to use this opportunity to explore a new area of the country, but also create a long-lasting career with the company.