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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Fairwell, Sweet Cyd

In Memory
Originally uploaded by Gonzoknitting
Cyd Charisse passed away. She was one of my favorite dancers from the Golden Age of the movie musicals. She had style, grace, talent, and a bit of a sassy edge.

One of my favorite movie moments is her number with Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain. In the first part of the piece, she plays a gangster's moll, dressed in a sexy green dress. In the second part, sort of a dream within a dream, she wears a white Grecian-esque dress with a 25 ft. long scarf hanging off her shoulder. I thought this dress from I <3 Cupcakes was a great homage to both dresses in that number.

Cyd, you will be missed, but your memory will live on through your amazing movie legacy.

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