Gene Kelly double exposure, by Gjon Mili

This is our very first Gene Kelly post !!

Albanian-American photographer Gjon Mili (1904- 1984) is best known for his work in LIFE magazine and for his photos of very famous artists including Gene Kelly in 1944. Around the period of “Cover Girl,” a Columbia movie, is this dance in which double-exposure photography shows Kelly struggling bitterly with his conscience. The Gijon Mili pictures shown below capture the extraordinary grace and inventiveness of this number.

I am not the author of these images. All rights go to Gjon Mili and Life Magazine.

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Caption from LIFE, describing a dance Gene Kelly performed in the 1944 movie, Cover Girl. “Kelly rises, tries to leap away. But his conscience continues to pursue him.”

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Kinofrau

Hanin aka Kinofrau: 27 and counting, Ph.D in Film Theory & Art History in progress, from the Middle-(B)east, a specter that haunts Europe, equal-opportunity offender.

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