Contributors

Amy is is a fan of Gene Kelly, musicals, classic film, and pop/geek culture. She’s also a geeky tech blogger and mechanical engineer. For her technical ramblings, please see her Posterous blog. For her other interests, see her Tumblr.  |  Read Amy’s Posts

Angela is a twenty-something from the suburbs of Detroit.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Television Production, minored in Film Studies, and can be found blogging about classic films at The Hollywood Revue. Other than Gene Kelly, she’s a big fan of stars such as Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Greta Garbo, Lana Turner, Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, and Bette Davis.  |  Read Angela’s Posts

Ashley originally hails from Pittsburgh, PA, like her hero Gene Kelly. But she currently resides in Upstate New York where she holds the position of Associate Editor of Rochester Woman Magazine. Ashley is a longtime enthusiast of all things yesteryear, especially classic films. Watching the art of Kelly and Astaire led to a short-lived gig as a dancer. She has since hung up her ballet shoes to pursue her interest in writing. She recently graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College having attained her undergraduate degree in Communication and Psychology.  You can follow Ashley on Twitterville at @ashley_cooper89.

Auntsuzy runs the most extensive website on Gene Kelly that currently exists: Gene Kelly: A Creative Genius. Amidst hundreds of images as well as excerpts from fan magazines, biographies, and countless interviews, Sue “pays [her] respects to a very special man, who has brought much joy and comfort into [her] life and the lives of countless others.” (We’re glad she’s taken a few minutes of her time to contribute here!)  |  Read AuntSuzy’s posts

Courtney is a 20-something living in St. Louis, MO, born 50 years too late. She gets paid to watch TV and is addicted to classic movies and Disney. People whom she cannot get enough of: Gene Kelly, Robert Redford, Cary Grant, Desi Arnaz, Frank Sinatra, Alfred Hitchcock, William Holden, Rock Hudson, Dick Van Dyke, Montgomery Clift, Julie Andrews, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, and Lucille Ball. Courtney posts frequently over at It’s Always Fair Weather and Disney Tunes.  |  Read Courtney’s posts

Debra: high school librarian, presenter of technology workshops, and author of journal articles about information literacy, Deb is a fan of classic film, musicals, and especially of Gene Kelly.  |  Read Debra’s posts

Helen, a lifelong Gene Kelly fan, completed her Master’s degree in 2008 after submitting her thesis on film musicals, ‘The Role of Arthur Freed in the MGM Musicals Unit 1947-1955.” Soon, Helen will begin working on the PhD at the University of Warwick and plans to study the role and function of dream ballets Hollywood musicals. On the Town is Helen’s favorite Kelly film.  |  Read Helen’s posts

Jennifer can point to the exact day and time that she fell in love with Gene Kelly: February 24, 2002, probably about 8pm CST. She was watching An American in Paris, and Jerry Mulligan (Gene) was flirting with Lise (Leslie Caron). Jennifer is infatuated with almost everything from Hollywood’s golden age of cinema. Her other loyalties (after God, nation, and family) are old music, literature, history, vintage pop culture, vintage baseball, and hanging out in the kitchen with a glass of wine. Her Tumblr covers much of the above.  |  Read Jennifer’s posts

Kala: a native of Kentucky, Kala is a rather new Gene Kelly fan, but she “finds the man absolutely wonderful in every way.” In addition to her interest in Gene as well as writing, drawing, and reading, Kala’s a full-time college student currently working on an Associates in Art degree; she eventually plans to major in Visual Arts. She’s a newbie when it comes to classical films and the like, but recently she’s fallen in love with them. You may follow Kala on Twitter and check out her Tumblr, The Dork Mistress.  |  Read Kala’s posts

Kelli (moderator): Professor of film and Shakespeare. Lover of pop culture, Gene Kelly, and cocker spaniels. For more on Kelli’s interest in Gene Kelly, see her post “Elation, Star Signification, and Singin’ in the Rain; or Why Gene Kelly Gets Me All Hot and Bothered.”  |  Read Kelli’s posts

Kelly is an aspiring school counselor who lives in North Dakota. Besides her family and friends, faith is the most important element in her life. She loves the culture of the first half of the twentieth century, but it is the 1940s that capture her heart the most. You can follow Kelly on Twitter and/or browse her Tumblr, Reminiscing for the Nostalgic.  |  Read Kelly’s posts

Leticia: College student, classic movie fan, and writer. Runs a blog about Old Hollywood and has published one book (so far). Lives in Brazil and is attracted to anything from the past. Loves musicals, gangster movies, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, James Cagney, Katharine Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Giulietta Masina, and Marcello Mastroianni.  |  Read Leticia’s posts

Marc is a 4oish-year-old Scotsman with an obsessive nostalgia for the past, particularly the films of Hollywood’s Golden Age and American music from the ’40s to the ’60s. He’s dabbled briefly with the field of acting but lacked the necessary theatrical zeal to pursue it with the requisite determination and, besides, he likes to eat — regularly. Acting fostered Marc’s love of Shakespeare and he is a patron of the Bard in the Botanics, Glasgow’s annual outdoor Shakespeare festival. He cannot remember a time when he didn’t know the name Gene Kelly. In fact, some of his earliest memories revolve around conversations with his mother, who would often invite him to watch films on TV. His response: Is it a musical? Is Gene Kelly in it? As an adult, Marc’s appreciation and love for Gene and the field in which he worked is something he hopes to instill in future generations — he’s currently studying towards becoming a teacher and firmly believes it is a role in which he can flourish, once he overcomes a small, but stubborn, obstacle: a pathological hatred of teenagers.  |  Read Marc’s posts

Mary-Catherine is a singer, performer, classic film blogger, and intense Gene Kelly appreciator. She has taken film courses on American Film (where she wrote a paper on Gene Kelly’s contribution to musical film) and Film Noir. When not feasting her eyes on classic film, she sings jazz standards, teaches voice lessons, and is obtaining her Bachelor of Education in Vocal Music and Drama. She hopes to start pursuing a Masters in Film Studies in the next couple of years. Visit her film blog Classic Movie Moments.  |  Read Mary-Catherine’s posts.

Mer: born the year Sinatra turned 50, Mer’s interests include but are not limited to classic film and film stars, 1950s-60s jazz and lounge music, mid-century pop culture/design/ephemera, gardening and cooking. “Gene Kelly invades my dreams.” Find Mer as liliales on Twitter, TypePad and Tumblr and look at pretty pictures of it all on beautiful mess.  |  Read Mer’s posts

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