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10 images that make you want to sing in the rain

jeudi 07 décembre 2017

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  • Restaurant QP Lounge. Photo (C) Archives Alinari, Florence, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Vittorio Giannella
    Umbrellas used to provide shade. QP Lounge Restaurant in Belgrade
    Photo (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.

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