Gene Kelly: "Ode to Joy" & "Cosmic Dancer"

Gene Kelly (Ode to Joy) video featuring pictures and stills of Gene Kelly and his female co-stars: Judy Garland in 'For me and my gal', 'The Pirate' and 'Summer Stock', Deanna Durbin in 'Christmas Holiday', Kathryn Grayson in 'Thousands Cheer' and 'Anchors Aweigh', Rita Hayworth in 'Cover Girl', Vera Ellen in 'On the Town', Teresa Celli in 'Black Hand', Leslie Caron in 'An American in Paris', Debbie Reynolds and Jean Hagen in 'Singing in the Rain', Cyd Charisse in 'Singing in the Rain', 'Brigadoon' and 'It's Always Fair Weather', Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall and Taina Elg in 'Les Girls', Natalie Wood in 'Marjorie Morningstar', Shirley MacLaine in 'What a Way to Go', etc.

Soundtrack: 'Ode to Joy' Symphony # 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Soundtrack: Song "Cosmic Dancer" by Marc Bolan and The Glenn Miller Orchestra: 'I Love You', 'In the Mood'

Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse in a promotional still of "Brigadoon" (1954) directed by Vincente Minnelli

Lobby card featuring Ernie Kovacs and Cyd Charisse in "Five Golden Hours", 1961

Short noir film directed by Ernie Kovacs

“Anna [Karina] is an actress and who arrives in New York. She goes to see Gene Kelly and she says to him, “I am a French actress, I admire you, can’t you find me some work?”Finally it’s the discovery of America by this girl from within seven or eight great genres of the American cinema. Then Gene Kelly says, “But no, my little girl, the musical comedy is finished, the great stage at MGM no longer exists.” Then they go into the street and it becomes a little bit musical.

Then, I don’t know what, she needs money, she steals money, she meets people and it becomes a criminal episode. I would have wanted, for example, for her to get hired as a maid, or a gardener, or whatever, by Faulkner.” —Jean-Luc Godard on an unrealized project that was to star Anna Karina, Gene Kelly, and William Faulkner. The project was abandoned after Faulkner’s death on July, 6 1962.