“Forgotten Hollywood”- Kelly’s Singin’ in the Rain Suit Sells…

Posted on December 13, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Gene Kelly’s gray wool suit worn during the most memorable sequence in Singin’ in the Rain has just been sold to Planet Hollywood International. Gerald Sola, a retired postal worker, had kept it in a closet at his Northern California home for decades. He bought the suit at an MGM lot sale of props and wardrobe items following the purchase of the studio to financier Kirk Kerkorian in 1970. The former letter carrier bought it for just $10.

genekelly5singin_2317224k   Sola sorted through the racks when he ran across the article of clothing and had a feeling it was the one from the famous scene. The jacket’s inside breast pocket has an MGM label with Kelly’s name and the production number. The actor wore the item for the featured dance in the 1952 film musical. GENE KELLY ->

   Kelly’s clothes were purchased by the theme restaurant for more than $106,000. Heritage Auctions officials said that Planet Hollywood intends to display the wardrobe piece at one of its properties, but hasn’t decided which one.

   Cue the music…

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   One of MGM’s bad girls has died. Audrey Totter –> began her career in radio in 1937, and was signed to a seven-year film contract with the studio. She made her film debut in Main Street After Dark in 1945, and established herself as a popular female lead of the 1940s. Although she appeared in various genres, she became most widely known to cinematic audiences in film noir productions.

   Her movies of note include The Postman Always Rings Twice, Lady in the Lake, The Unsuspected, and Any Number Can Play. She offered reliable support to Robert Montgomery, Robert Taylor, John Garfield, Susan Hayward, Lana Turner, Clark Gable, Claude Rains, Cesar Romero, and Ray Milland. On television, Totter had a co-starring role on Medical Center. She also appeared in Perry Mason and Murder She Wrote.

   The femme fatale was 95.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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