10 images that make you want to sing in the rain
Umbrellas used to provide shade. QP Lounge Restaurant in BelgradePhoto (C) Archives Alinari, Florence, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Vittorio Giannella
To mark the performances of Singin’ in the Rain at the Grand Palais, we've selected some images that will make you want to watch or re-watch this classic musical.
"Singin' in the Rain" remains THE definitive musical more than 65 years after its release. Even people who haven't seen the film know the famous scene with Gene Kelly singing and dancing in the rain after receiving a kiss from his girlfriend. Simple and spectacular, it's the iconic scene from a legendary film that launched the career of Debbie Reynolds. Now this cult comedy is treading the boards at the Grand Palais. To mark the occasion, we have chosen a selection of images that make you want to jump in puddles, sing out loud and dance in the street. So get ready to start whistling "I'm singin' in the rain, just singin' in the rain".
► Jumping in puddles for fun
Young woman jumping over a puddle by Friedrich Seidenstücker (C) BPK, Berlin, Dist. RMN-Grand Pälais / image BPK
Woman with umbrella, Rue de Rivoli by Brassaï (C) Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Philippe Migeat
► Yellow raincoats, essential for singing in the rain
Woman in raincoat by Alexandre Zinovie (C) Musée La Piscine (Roubaix), Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Arnaud Loubry
Paul Robinson as Don Lockwook (C) Victoria and Albert Museum, Londres, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / image Victoria and Albert Museum
► Umbrellas that laugh at clouds so dark up above
Umbrellas by Vincenzo Balocchi (C) Archives Alinari, Florence, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Vincenzo Balocchi
Plate with Far-Eastern decoration (C) RMN-Grand Palais (Sèvres, Cité de la céramique) / Martine Beck-Coppola
► And, of course, dancing in the street or anywhere, keeping us happy
The Joy of Dancing by Lutz Ehrenberger (C) BPK, Berlin, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Knud Petersen
14 July Waltz by Robert Doisneau (C) Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Bertrand Prévost
A day in New York (C) Archives Alinari, Florence, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Fratelli Alinari
See Singin' in the Rain, the iconic Hollywood musical at the Grand Palais from November 28, 2017 to January 11, 2018.