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Gene Kelly's DANCING: A MAN'S GAME Omnibus Special Now Available

December 17
7:45 PM 2013

Gene Kelly's DANCING: A MAN'S GAME Omnibus Special Now AvailableLegendary stage and screen star Gene Kelly is celebrated and showcased in the new DVD premiere issuing of the legendary 1958 Omnibus-commissioned special created by the artist for the classic hallowed performing arts and arts-related series, titled Gene Kelly - DANCING: A MAN'S GAME.

The official description of Gene Kelly - DANCING: A MAN'S GAME is as follows: "In 1958, OMNIBUS, the Golden Age of Television s most distinguished series, commissioned Gene Kelly s fist television special. Written, choreographed, co-directed, and starring the Hollywood legend, DANCING, A MAN'S GAME enlisted some of the top names in sports to illustrate Kelly s message about the masculine grace of dance. Digitally re-mastered from the original 16mm kinescope prints preserved by the Library of Congress, this acclaimed production is available now for the first time since its historic NBC broadcast on December 21, 1958. FEATURING APPEARANCES BY Baseball Star MICKEY MANTLE, Football Quarterback JOHNNY UNITAS, Basketball Hero BOB COUSY, Boxing Champion SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, Olympic Skater Dick Button and Dancing Greats Edward Villella and Patrick Adiarte."

Of note, the DVD edition also contains liner notes with analysis by Kelly biographer Patricia Ward Kelly.

Order Gene Kelly - DANCING: A MAN'S GAME on Amazon here.

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