Jul 15, 2009

Gene Kelly and Liza Minnelli

I love this charmingly corny clip of Liza Minnelli and Gene Kelly chatting on Kelly’s 1978 special Gene Kelly: An American in Pasadena. They reminisce about the start of their friendship on the MGM lot, where Kelly was a star and Minnelli was a young girl visiting her mother and father at work (Kelly would often teach Minnelli new dance steps). The highlight is a clip of the two singing and dancing to Me and My Gal on The Gene Kelly Show in 1959. Though only thirteen, Minnelli was already a polished performer and the two are very sweet together.

Of course, Kelly first sang and danced to Me and My Gal with Minnelli’s mother, Judy Garland in the 1942 movie of the same name, which was also Kelly’s screen debut:

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