Those “Les Girls” (1957) girls got legs!!

Those “Les Girls” (1957) girls got legs!!

“Les Girls” is a 1957 musical comedy made by MGM and directed by George Cukor with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The film stars Gene Kelly, Kay Kendall, Mitzi Gaynor and Taina Elg.

Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall, and Taina Elg promo for "Les Girls" (1957)

Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall, and Taina Elg
promo for “Les Girls” (1957)

Gene Kelly withTaina Elg, Mitzi Gaynor and Kay Kendall in "Les Girls" (1957)

Gene Kelly withTaina Elg, Mitzi Gaynor and Kay Kendall
in “Les Girls” (1957)

Gene Kelly withTaina Elg, Kay Kendall, and Mitzi Gaynor in "Les Girls" (1957)

Gene Kelly with Taina Elg, Kay Kendall, and Mitzi Gaynor
in “Les Girls” (1957)

Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall, and Taina Elg in "Les Girls" (1957)

Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall, and Taina Elg in “Les Girls” (1957)

Kay Kendall, Taina Elg and Mitzi Gaynor relax between takes of "Les Girls" (1957)

Kay Kendall, Taina Elg and Mitzi Gaynor
relax between takes of “Les Girls” (1957)

Taina Elg in "Les Girls" (1957)

Taina Elg in “Les Girls” (1957)

Kay Kendall promo for "Les Girls" (1957)

Kay Kendall promo for “Les Girls” (1957)

Mitzi Gaynor in "Les Girls" (1957)

Mitzi Gaynor in “Les Girls” (1957)

Mitzi Gaynor in "Les Girls" (1957)

Mitzi Gaynor in “Les Girls” (1957)

Mitzi Gaynor in "Les Girls" (1957)

Mitzi Gaynor in “Les Girls” (1957)

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Gene Kelly popular dancer, actor, and choreographer

Gene Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks, and the likeable characters that he played on screen. Kelly’s best known films include “Cover Girl” (1944), “Anchors Aweigh” (1945), “On the Town” (1949), “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (1949), “An American in Paris” (1951), “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952) and “Les Girls” (1957). Gene Kelly received an Academy Honorary Award in 1952 for his career achievements. He later received lifetime achievement awards in the Kennedy Center Honors (1982), and from the Screen Actors Guild and American Film Institute. In 1999, the American Film Institute numbered Gene Kelly 15th in their Greatest Male Stars of All Time list.

Gene Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996)

Gene Kelly
(August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996)

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly with Jinx Falkenberg in "Cover Girl" (1944)

Gene Kelly with Jinx Falkenberg in
“Cover Girl” (1944)

Gene Kelly in "An American in Paris" (1951)

Gene Kelly in
“An American in Paris” (1951)

Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain" (1952)

Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952)

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Wendy Hiller an Academy Award Winning Actress

Wendy Hiller (August 15 1912 – May 14, 2003) was an English film and stage actress who enjoyed a varied acting career that spanned nearly sixty years. Hiller won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1959 for the film “Separate Tables” (1958) for her role as a lonely hotel manageress and mistress of Burt Lancaster. She starred as Eliza Doolittle in the film “Pygmalion” (1938) with Leslie Howard as Professor Higgins, a performance which earned Hiller her first Oscar nomination. Hiller received her third Oscar nomination for her performance as the simple, unrefined, but dignified Lady Alice More, opposite Paul Scofield as Thomas More, in “A Man for All Seasons” (1966). She received a BAFTA nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of the domineering, possessive mother in “Sons and Lovers” (1960). Wendy Hiller’s other movies of note include “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp” (1943), “I Know Where I’m Going!” (1945), “Outcast of the Islands” (1952), “Something of Value” (1957), “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974), and “Voyage of the Damned” (1976).

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE (August 15, 1912 – May 14, 2003)

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE
(August 15, 1912 – May 14, 2003)

Wendy Hiller

Wendy Hiller

Wendy Hiller an English film and stage actress whose career spanned nearly sixty years.

Wendy Hiller an English film and stage actress whose career spanned nearly sixty years.

Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey in "I Know Where I'm Going" (1945)

Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey in “I Know Where I’m Going” (1945)

Wendy Hiller with David Niven in "Separate Tables" (1958). Hiller won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for this role.

Wendy Hiller with David Niven in “Separate Tables” (1958). Hiller won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for this role.

Wendy Hiller with Leslie Howard in "Pygmalion" (1938). A role which earned Hiller her first Oscar nomination.

Wendy Hiller with Leslie Howard in “Pygmalion” (1938).
A role which earned Hiller her first Oscar nomination.

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Esther Williams a competitive swimmer and actress

Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013) an American competitive swimmer and actress set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team. Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics because of the outbreak of World War II, Williams joined Billy Rose’s Aquacade. Williams caught the attention of MGM scouts at the Aquacade and made a series of MGM films in the 1940s and early 1950s known as “aquamusicals”, which featured elaborate performances with synchronized swimming and diving. From 1945 to 1949, Williams had at least one film listed among the 20 highest grossing films of the year. Williams’ films include “Thrill of a Romance” (1945), “Neptune’s Daughter” (1949), “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” (1949), “Million Dollar Mermaid” (1952), “Dangerous When Wet” (1953), and “Jupiter’s Darling” (1955). For her contribution to the motion-picture industry, Williams has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street. Williams left her hand and foot prints in front of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on August 1, 1944.

Esther Williams

Esther Williams

Esther Williams MGM Portrait

Esther Williams MGM Portrait

Esther Williams with Van Johnson in "Thrill of a Romance" (1945)

Esther Williams with Van Johnson in
“Thrill of a Romance” (1945)

Victor Mature, Esther Williams and Charles Watts in "Million Dollar Mermaid" (1952)

Victor Mature, Esther Williams and Charles Watts in
“Million Dollar Mermaid” (1952)

Esther Williams (1956)

Esther Williams (1956)

Esther Williams poolside (1956)

Esther Williams poolside (1956)

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Anne Baxter an Academy Award Winning Actress

Anne Baxter (May 7, 1923 – December 12, 1985) American actress of stage and screen won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sophie in the 1946 film “The Razor’s Edge” and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for the title role in the 1950 film “All About Eve”. Her other films of note include “The Magnificent Ambersons” (1942), “I Confess” (1953) and “The Ten Commandments” (1956). Anne Baxter has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6741 Hollywood Blvd.

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter and Paul Muni in "Angel on My Shoulder" (1946)

Anne Baxter and Paul Muni in “Angel on My Shoulder” (1946)

Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, and George Sanders in "All About Eve" (1950)

Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, and George Sanders in
“All About Eve” (1950)

Anne Baxter with Charlton Heston in "The Ten Commandments" (1956)

Anne Baxter with Charlton Heston in “The Ten Commandments” (1956)

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