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Gene Kelly Retrospective Planned for MOMA

Aug. 9, 1962 - A retrospective survey of dance films made by Gene Kelly has been scheduled to follow the well-received Howard Hawks series at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The actor-dancer-director-choreographer will be represented by nine complete films and dance excerpts from two others in the five-week series. He will be the museum’s guest of honor at a reception in connection with the series. Such former collaborators as Judy Garland, Leonard Bernstein, Cyd Charisse, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green are expected to attend. “Singin’ in the Rain,” the musical co-directed by Mr. Kelly and Stanley Donen in 1952, will open the series on Sept. 2.

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