April 24, 2015
Found in the Archives: Gene Kelly dancing at night in the MOMA Sculpture Garden
Jack Mitchell photographed dancer and choreographer Gene Kelly performing at night
in the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art late in the evening of September 25, 1965.
As you can see, the sculpture garden was filled with color TV cameras, lighting equipment and crew!
And how about those wonderful mod 1965 fashions! Candy stripe stockings, go-go boots... fabulous:
“Gene Kelly in New York, New York” was an hour-long color television special
shot on location in New York City. It aired on CBS Television on February 14, 1966.
The show was a musical tour of Manhattan with Rockefeller Center, the Plaza Hotel
and the Museum of Modern Art serving as backdrops for Gene Kelly’s production numbers.
He was so amazing, and Jack really captured him beautifully: