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By Sue Harris

An American in Paris (1951) was once a landmark movie within the careers of Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. A joyous party of George Gershwin's track, French paintings, the great thing about dance and the fabled urban of sunshine, the movie used to be heralded as a unprecedented instance of leisure 'for mass and sophistication alike'. Choreographed via Kelly on the peak of his occupation, it gave new stature to the Hollywood musical, and showcased as by no means sooner than the inventive ambition, technical abilities, inventive mind's eye and collaborative ethos of MGM's pioneering Arthur Freed Unit.

Sue Harris attracts on archival fabric to track the film's improvement from notion to display. supplying new insights into the layout strategy specifically, she exhibits how An American in Paris validated the cinematic template for a urban with which Hollywood could develop into more and more infatuated within the many years to follow.

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