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Hang on to your chairs and lamps. This is You’re All the World to Me, Fred Astaire’s famous 1951 dance scene in Royal Wedding. How did he do it? We’re keeping that under wraps at our house for now… but the kids have some theories.
Le Merle (the Blackbird) is a cutout animation directed in 1958 by cinematic innovator Norman McLaren. Based on a French-Canadian folksong, the story tells of a bird who loses a beak, a neck, eyes, wings, legs, etc, and then finds them in duplicate and triplicate.
One of the many classic scenes in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), the brilliant Donald O’Connor performs Make ‘Em Laugh.
Follow it up with these two: Gene Kelly singin’ and dancin’ in the rain, and Life Has Its Funny Little Ups And Downs, featuring O’Connor skate-dancing.