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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Pontiac Star Parade (1959) - Star of the month... Gene Kelly


'Pontiac Star Parade' is a 1959 television special starring Gene Kelly with guest stars Donald O'Connor and Carol Lawrence.

This is a different special to 'The Gene Kelly Show' (1959), and was filmed in colour.

I haven't been able to find the complete special, however I have managed to find a great deal of it on YouTube (links below).

From what I have managed to find and see, a musical highlights are Kelly dancing "Ballin' the Jack" and the 'Sitting Dance Medley' with Donald O'Connor, where the duo perform a medley of dances from their most popular films.

Watch some clips from 'Pontiac Star Parade' (1959)


Song: "Ballin' the Jack" - Gene Kelly




Song: "Sitting Dance Medley" - Gene Kelly &  Donald O'Connor



Song: "Shall We Dance?/Makin' Whoopee" - Gene Kelly & Donald O'Connor




Song: "Bim Bam" - Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor & Carol Lawrence



Song: "Have You Seen Kelly?" - Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor & Carol Lawrence



Song: "Caballero" - Gene Kelly




Some more clips from 'Pontiac Star Parade' (1959)



Did you know...


  • Gene Kelly had first sung "Ballin' the Jack" in his first film, "For Me & My Gal" (1942)
  • This was the first time Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor worked together since "Singin' in the Rain" (1952)

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