Gene Dancing at JFK’s Inauguration

A couple of days ago, Life magazine featured 29 previously unpublished photos taken at JFK’s inauguration in 1961. Among the photos was this one of Gene Kelly who performed at the inaugural ball.


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  • Michelle

    Sweet! I had learned about Gene's participation from his oldest daughter, Kerry Kelly Novick. In a 2007 interview on Icons Radio, Kerry stated that her dad performed the same number from Take Me Out To The Ball Game." called "The Hat My Dear Ol' Father Wore" at the inauguration. I guess with Gene & Pres. Kennedy's Irish extraction, this was quite special to see. I loved it in the movie & I'm not Irish! Thanks for posting…