I remember Cyd

Cyd Charisse would have been 89 today, and regular readers will remember the send-off I gave her when she danced out of this world in 2008. I didn’t serve up any pictures at that time, though, so amends are made herewith.

You have to keep in mind, now, that the first time I saw her was in Brigadoon, an innocent Scottish lass who won over a surly New Yorker (Gene Kelly):

Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly in Brigadoon

It did not occur to me at the time that a previous meeting with Gene was, um, perhaps a tad less wholesome:

Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly in Brigadoon

Not everything she did, of course, involved Gene Kelly. From that earlier article:

Allow me to recommend the scene in Silk Stockings where she replaces her coarse Communist unmentionables with Parisian finery: the ratio of sheer eroticism to volume of actual exposed flesh is among the highest in motion-picture history.

Which you can see here. Mere stills would not do it justice.





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