Centennial Celebrations and Gene Kelly’s Star Image

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The folks at Virginia Quarterly Review were nice enough to let me write an essay for them on Gene Kelly. In the piece I discuss

  • the slew of centennial events celebrating Gene Kelly (some of which are still going on, btw),
  • a few reasons Kelly and his image are circulating in pop culture of the twenty-first century,
  • my attraction to and interest in the star, and
  • Kelly’s complicated (masculine/feminine) star persona

So, if any of that interests you, head over to VQR‘s “Gene Kelly, Star Signification, and Centennial Celebrations.” Thanks for reading!

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