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Michael Kidd has died

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Michael Kidd has died#1
Posted: 12/24/07 at 4:28pm
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re: Michael Kidd has died#2
Posted: 12/24/07 at 4:36pm
The theater community has lost a true giant.
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re: Michael Kidd has died#3
Posted: 12/24/07 at 4:38pm
How sad, that's 3
Ruth Wallis and Oscar Peterson also gone today.
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re: Michael Kidd has died#4
Posted: 12/24/07 at 4:41pm
Thanks for posting. His dances for 7 Brides are legendary and I love the Girl Hunt ballet in The Bandwagon.
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re: Michael Kidd has died#5
Posted: 12/24/07 at 4:41pm
What a large tragedy. His work has a lasting impact on the musical. He'll be missed.
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re: Michael Kidd has died#6
Posted: 12/24/07 at 4:48pm
Terribly sad.
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re: Michael Kidd has died#7
Posted: 12/24/07 at 4:52pm
His work will live on as much of it has been captured on film

A great one is gone.
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re: Michael Kidd has died#8
Posted: 12/24/07 at 5:08pm
RIP


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re: Michael Kidd has died#9
Posted: 12/24/07 at 5:16pm
So sad to hear this. Such a brilliantly talented man.

I agree, Roxy. His work will live on.
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re: Michael Kidd has died#10
Posted: 12/24/07 at 5:17pm
Great choreographers like Robbins and Graham and Kidd did such amazing work on the Broadway stage. The sad fact is that their work is often lost. Or is it? We've seen some amazing footage show up you-know-where this week from Mama and Funny Girls. Well, guess what, there is TONS of that stuff. I know a guy in Los Angeles who has a closet FULL of tiny film reels. Each one is a home movie shot from the audience, fifteen to twenty minutes of mostly color film going back to the revival of Showboat in 1932 and including absolutely ever other big name show up to and including Camelot.

He showed me a few and I nearly dropped dead. What this one guy has, and what he is not sharing with anyone else, is amazing. And I met a guy in the 1970's who shows me early videotape (on a one inch machine) of bootleg stuff from the 50's 60's and 70's.

It's amazing what is out there, waiting to be discovered.
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re: Michael Kidd has died#11
Posted: 12/24/07 at 5:29pm
Rest in Peace.
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re: Michael Kidd has died#12
Posted: 12/24/07 at 5:41pm
Too sad.

RIP, Mr. Kidd.
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re: Michael Kidd has died#13
Posted: 12/24/07 at 6:50pm
"Biographical sources generally give Mr. Kidd’s age as 88, but Mr. Greenwald said his uncle was actually 92"


92 is a great age to go at. His work was brilliant and legendary and will live on forever.

I think his ‘dash’ is very impressive.

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re: Michael Kidd has died#15
Posted: 12/24/07 at 7:51pm
RIP, you will be sorely missed by all.
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re: Michael Kidd has died#16
Posted: 12/24/07 at 8:38pm
The very first show I ever saw (at age 6) was the touring company of the original Guys and Dolls. It hooked me forever, no doubt in part to Kidd's brilliant choreography. He was one of the great ones. Pace.
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re: Michael Kidd has died#17
Posted: 12/25/07 at 1:49am
B3, you have no idea. I begged these people to let me get them a film deal or a DVD deal for the material, but I suppose then, it wouldn't be theirs alone.

Have you seen the amazing footage from the '40 production of Pal Joey? Kelly, in color, dancing EXACTLY as he does in the MGM movies? Amazing stuff. Imagine a closet full of that stuff.

It breaks the heart.
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re: Michael Kidd has died#18
Posted: 12/25/07 at 10:42am
A great loss. We have so much to thank his talent and imagination for. In Memory -truly- ever green. re: Michael Kidd has died
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re: Michael Kidd has died#19
Posted: 12/25/07 at 2:23pm
I'm gonna watch the SADIE HAWKINS BALLET from LIL ABNER.
It is pure genius!
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re: Michael Kidd has died#20
Posted: 12/25/07 at 2:36pm
RIP Mr.Kidd
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re: Michael Kidd has died#21
Posted: 12/25/07 at 10:18pm
He never got his due as a Broadway choreographer
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re: Michael Kidd has died#21
Posted: 12/26/07 at 12:24am
He was one of the last of the great Golden Age choreographers around.

Another link to that glorious time gone.

It's so sad.

RIP
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