Cyd Charisse

For those of you that haven’t noticed already, I’m a classic film fan!  I especially love musicals too.

I was sad to hear that Cyd Charisse died today, though she did make it to the grand old age of 86, so she didn’t do too badly.

There are a few musicals I like to watch her dance in, but bizarrely, I like to see her dancing in the Broadway Melody sequence in Singin’ in the Rain (which is also one of my top favourites.)  I also love the hairstyle and the green flapper dress – right up my street.  When I was in my early twenties I had my hair cut in a twenties style just like Louise Brooks’.

Bizarrely, because the sequence is my least favourite part of the film.  But hey, here’s to you Cyd:

8 thoughts on “Cyd Charisse

  1. Me again. I bequeath *sloppy wet kissies* to you today for visiting my WW foto 😆 Just lett’n you know. Have a great weekend, Alison.

  2. I was an old movie buff, too, REALLY big buff. It’s been many moons since I saw Singin’ in the Rain! That clip was my least favorite scene in the film, actually, but boy oh boy they could dance, couldn’t they?

  3. It’s a sad day when the ladies of dance begin to fade away. Shirley MacLaine is another favorite, although people don’t always think of her as a dancer. Ann Miller too. I have always liked to watch musicals, for the dancing and choreography. Cyd had a good long run, didn’t she? :)

  4. A sad day indeed, but at least she got to a nice old age.

    We had a musical weekend, the girlie’s went off to see Mary Poppins at the theatre, so we’ve had lots of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

    • Yeah, tis sad, I love all the old films so much I want the actors to go on forever I think. My favourite will always be Singin’ in the Rain, but I posted a clip here ages ago about Kind Hearts and Coronets, and recently found it on Facebook too. You all must watch it immediately if you haven’t already!

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