A Parisian in America: Leslie Caron Opens the TCM Classic Festival

Leslie Caron opens the TCM Classic Festival with a talk about An American in Paris.

From the article:

Still spritely at 79, actress Leslie Caron happily reminisced about her career before a Thursday night screening of her 1951 film “An American in Paris.” The French actress, who was hand-picked by star Gene Kelly to co-star in the Academy Award-winning MGM musical, told a sold-out crowd at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre that she only auditioned to be polite to Mr. Kelly and was surprised when she was offered the role.

See the full article from the Wall Street Journal here.  More information about the TCM Classic Festival can be found at their website here.

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