#onthetown

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😭"How could we ever close the door and be the same as we were before? Stanley, no. No, we can't anymore, it's too late now!" My friends, it grieves me to tell you this morning I read the great Stanley Donen left us last Thursday February 21 at age 94. We all knew this day would come due to his advanced age but I still feel a huge amount of sorrow in my heart as I'd hoped to meet and talk to him someday. On my bedroom wall hangs the poster of one of his greatest achievements, Singin' in the Rain (1952), which many consider the best musical ever made. Born on April 13, 1924 in Columbia, SC, young Stanley idolized Fred Astaire, took up dancing and made it to Broadway, where he met Gene Kelly. They soon headed to Hollywood, where Stanley became a choreographer at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and later a director, On the Town (1949), being his directorial debut. Credits like Royal Wedding (1951), Give a Girl a Break (1953), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), It's Always Fair Weather (1955) and Funny Face (1957) followed. He left M-G-M in the late 50's and made films independently such as Charade (1963), The Little Prince (1974), Lucky Lady (1975) until his last movie Blame It on Rio (1984). He continued making occasional TV and stage projects as well as reminiscing about his legacy as one of the last living Golden Age filmmakers. He unfortunately passed away from heart failure in New York this week. In the hearts of us movie fans all around the world, Stanley will forever live as an incomparable legend who did lots for the movie musical from on-location shooting to never before attempted SFX that still hold up and entertain us after all these years. Thanks for making all those wonderful movies the world will always enjoy for generations to come. Goodbye, Stanley! #stanleydonen @mgmstudios @warnerarchive @turnerclassicmovies #letsmovie #mgmmusicals #onthetown #warnerarchive #mgmmusicals90 #turnerclassicmovies #genekelly #audreyhepburn #fredastaire #singinintherain #onthetown70 #rogeredens #arthurfreed #sevenbridesforsevenbrothers65 #iconic #itsalwaysfairweather #royalwedding #janepowell #howardkeel #franksinatra #legendary #rip #charade #funnyface #arthurcsmith
RIP Stanley Donen, mid century film directing master. His films are among my favorites, from Singin’ in the Rain to Charade to Funny Face to On the Town. #stanleydonen #singinintherain #funnyface #onthetown
Sushi! This was very good salmon. It was technically my dessert, I ate a steak beforehand. 😬 And I appreciated all the fine company I had with me. Thanks y'all! #sushi #sashimi #salmonsashimi #salmon #nightout #onthetown
For this second show of our Two Show Day, we joined our friends for Act I Finale... but backstage... It went well in my opinion! . #actonefinale #onthetown #musicaltheatre #theatresheridan #berstein
Jerome Robbins’ Broadway 30th Anniversary! Celebration at the Guggenheim 2/24 & 2/25/19 Best Musical 1989 #jeromerobbins #broadway #bestmusical #westsidestory #onthetown #kingandi #fiddlerontheroof #gypsy #peterpan #highbuttonshoes
One of the great directors of the #goldenageofHollywood passed away today. #Stanleydonen , the master of #moviemusicals , created some of the most iconic musicals ever with #genekelly , #fredastaire and #franksinatra . He famously did #singingintherain as well as greats like #royalwedding and #sevenbridesforsevenbrothers . But he made three of my favorite #audreyhepburn movies: #funnyface , #twofortheroad (which is not a musical) and #charade . And I can’t forget #takemeouttotheballgame and #onthetown for the great Sinatra/kelly duo. I have the urge to watch some of my favorites tomorrow (and several I’ve been wanting to watch from him: #arabesque with #sophialoren and #loveisbetterthanever with #elizabethtaylor as well as #bedazzled with #raquelwelch and #staircase . #movies #cinema #legend
Christy Turlington. Vogue Italia, 1993 _______ #saturday #night #onthetown #christyturlington #vogueitalia #90sfashion
Tomorrow & Monday we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway” & the centenary of the genius’ birth. Original cast members performing & sharing at The Guggenheim! . . . #jeromerobbins #jeromerobbinsbroadway #jeromerobbinsbroadwayreunion #jeromerobbinsbroadwayevent #guggenheimworksandprocess #thirtiethanniversary #onthetown #newyorknewyork #originalbroadwaycast #sixtonyawards
These are the soundtracks to the movie musicals of Stanley Donen. There is no better testament to the man than to let the work speak for itself. 🎶⚓👑☔👰❤🌞🤪😴⚾️🤴🎶 #stanleydonen #onthetown #royalwedding #singinintherain #sevenbridesforsevenbrothers #deepinmyheart #itsalwaysfairweather #funnyface #thepajamagame #damnyankees #thelittleprincemovie #musical #musicals #moviemusicals #musicalsoundtrack #showtunes
スタンリー・ドーネン監督。ブロードウェイでコーラスしていてジーン・ケリーと出会ったとか、映画の始まりが振り付け師・ダンサーとしてとか経歴も好き。『踊る大紐育』『恋愛準決勝戦』『雨に唄えば』『パリの恋人』『芝生は緑』『シャレード』『アラベスク』『いつも2人で』『ブルックリン物語』…。 ‬Stanley Donen (1924–2019) https://m.imdb.com/name/nm0002045/ #RIP #respect #StanleyDonen #スタンリー ・ドーネン #movie #director #OntheTown #RoyalWedding #SinginintheRain #FunnyFace #Charade #Arabesque #TwofortheRoad #MovieMovie
Super sad we lost a great one.  #StanleyDonen was an incredible talent. Such love for song and dance but also an immense love for the aesthetics of cinema, I always loved the full embrace of both. Sad day.  But thanks for memories #SinginInTheRain #OnTheTown #GeneKelly #GoldenAge
スタンリー・ドーネン逝去。『#雨に唄えば 』『#パリの恋人 』などの監督。彼のミュージカル映画のダンスシーンって、ちょっと他ではないくらいのテンションがあって好き。『#パジャマゲーム 』のピクニックシーンとか、皆んなでラリっちゃったのかな?ってくらい踊り狂ってるし。振付も面白くて難易度高い感じだし、フォーメーションも複雑だし、なによりもダンスシーンをたっぷり見せてくれるので、何度見ても満足できるところが好きです。また『雨に唄えば』を観よう。R.I.P. . . . #stanleydonen #rip #singinintherain #onthetown #thepajamagame #damnyankees #funnyface #踊る大紐育 #雨に唄えば #パジャマゲーム #くたばれヤンキース #パリの恋人 #スタンリードーネン
Disparition de Stanley Donen... un grand réalisateur qui m’aura marqué grâce aux superbes et inoubliables œuvres que sont Chantons sous la pluie (1952) et Un jour à New York (1949) #stanleydonen #rip #singinintherain #onthetown #music #dance #movies #director #genekelly #donaldoconnor #debbiereynolds #franksinatra
“For me directing is like having sex: when it’s good, it’s very good; but when it’s bad, it’s still good.” – Stanley Donen. RIP. http://www.sheilaomalley.com/?p=144599 #stanleydonen #singinintherain #funnyface #onthetown #thepajamagame #charade #twofortheroad
RIP to famed movie musical director Stanley Donen who has passed away at aged 94. Donen was the director of Singin’ in the Rain and other classics of the golden age of Hollywood including my favourite, On The Town. Donen was also a dancer and choreographer. Among other films he directed were the musicals Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Funny Face (1957), starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. He made four films with Cary Grant: Kiss Them For Me (1957), Indiscreet (1958), The Grass is Greener (1960) and Charade, also starring Hepburn (1963) 🌹 #hollywood #hollywoodcostume #costume #costumes #collector #vogue #vintage #follow #fashion #fabulous #fashionable #swag #smile #star #style #gay #gays #instagay #instafashion #ootd #brisbane #annmiller #onthetown #Broadway #stanleydonen #singinintherain #audreyhepburn #carygrant #elizabethtaylor #newyork
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RIP to famed movie musical director Stanley Donen who has passed away at aged 94. Donen was the director of Singin’ in the Rain and other classics of the golden age of Hollywood including my favourite, On The Town. Donen was also a dancer and choreographer. Among other films he directed were the musicals Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Funny Face (1957), starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. He made four films with Cary Grant: Kiss Them For Me (1957), Indiscreet (1958), The Grass is Greener (1960) and Charade, also starring Hepburn (1963) 🌹 #hollywood #hollywoodcostume #costume #costumes #collector #vogue #vintage #follow #fashion #fabulous #fashionable #swag #smile #star #style #gay #gays #instagay #instalike #instafashion #ootd #brisbane #annmiller #onthetown #Broadway #stanleydonen #singinintherain #audreyhepburn #carygrant #elizabethtaylor
An afternoon well spent watching #onthetown own featuring these soon to be #superfamous #superstars @rohandhupar @taran_kim at #sheridancollegetheatre A most fun and entertaining performance 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Farewell #StanleyDonen , #director of some of the most influential #Hollywood #musical #films of all time. Donen's films shifted the style of musical cinema. Moving from something with a foot in reality - the musicals before Donen tended to play out their musical numbers in a theatrical/musical performance setting. Donen's films have the musical numbers become a diagetic part of the plot, part of the world of the films, and placed back into everyday life. They're hyper-real, fantastical, and beautiful. Working out how much of his films are steered by him and how much by #GeneKelly has long been subject of heated debate. Their creative partnership though produced some brilliant films including #SinginInTheRain and #OnTheTown (pictured). On The Town depicts 24hours #shoreleave for three #sailors played by #FrankSinatra #JulesMunshin and Kelly. Kelly's character becomes obsessed with a woman whose photograph he sees on the subway, and the trio attempt to set up a meet. The use of real #NewYork #locations gave the film some much welcome #verisimilitude . His depiction of masculinity is interesting too - for while his men still show typical machismo traits, the elegance of #dance and performance on show gives us a type of #man that is rather more elegant and beautiful to usual portrayals. The birth of #metrosexuality ? On The Town (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1949) #adaptation #picoftheday #technicolor #hollywoodcinema #behindthescenes #bridge #america #newyorknewyork #masculinity #sinatra
Stanley Donen. R.I.P. (13-04-1924/23-02-2019). #stanleydonen #RIPstanleydonen
#rip #american #filmdirector #choreographer #stanleydonen Born April 13th, 1924 Died February 21st, 2019 #columbiasouthcarolina #nyc Feature films: 1949 #OntheTown . 1951 #RoyalWedding . 1952 Love Is Better Than Ever. 1952 #Singin 'intheRain. 1952 Fearless Fagan. 1953 Give a Girl a Break. 1954 #SevenBridesforSevenBrothers . 1954 Deep in My Heart. 1955 It's Always Fair Weather. 1957 #FunnyFace . 1957 The Pajama Game. 1957 Kiss Them for Me. 1958 Indiscreet. 1958 #DamnYankees !. 1960 Once More, with Feeling!. 1960 Surprise Package. 1960 The Grass Is Greener. 1963 Charade. 1966 #Arabesque . 1967 Two for the Road. 1967 #Bedazzled . 1969 Staircase. 1974 The Little Prince. 1975 #LuckyLady . 1978 Movie Movie. 1980 #Saturn3 . 1984 #BlameItonRio . 1999 Love Letters. #Instachickens #celebritydeaths #obituary #likesforlikes #likesforlikesback #instafollowers #heartfailure @american_heart_association @theacademy @directorsguildofamerica @nycgo @columbiasc
Honoring the #brilliance and #talent of a personal hero today #StanleyDonen The man who directed the definitive movie musicals of our time, including #singinintherain Here he is directing #FrankSinatra and #GeneKelly in #OnTheTown , the first movie musical to be shot on location. Thank you for the legacy #RIP
Damn, Stanley Donen. The last of the true Golden Age Hollywood directors. A link to the past has really been severed. #stanleydonen #rip #goldenageofhollywood #classicmovies #singinintherain #onthetown #sevenbridesforsevenbrothers #twofortheroad #funnyface #bedazzled #musicals #moviemusicals
He gave me so many important moments of my childhood. RIP Mr. Donen and thank you for the musical magic. ✨✨✨ • • • • • • • • #singingintherain #funnyface #charade #itsalwaysfairweather #sevenbridesforsevenbrothers #onthetown #genekelly #audreyhepburn #stanleydonen #oldhollywood
Awwww Stanley Donen passed away today. He sure knew how to direct the heck out of a musical. (And other films of course). #StanleyDonen #SinginInTheRain #FunnyFace #SevenBridesForSevenBrothers #OnTheTown #ItsAlwaysFairWeather
Rest In Peace Stanley Donen. Donen, seen here on the sets of “Singin’ in the Rain” with Gene Kelly and “Indiscreet” with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman, received @TheAcademy ’s Honorary Oscar in 1998. #StanleyDonen #Oscars #AcademyAwards #TheAcademy #GeneKelly #CaryGrant #IngridBergman
Stanley Donen just passed away at age 94. Here are some of the best movies he directed : . ⚓️ On the Town (1949) ⭐️Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. . ☔️Singin’ in the Rain (1952) ⭐️ Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. . 📸Funny Face (1957) ⭐️ Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. . 🔍Charade (1963) ⭐️ Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. . 🚗Two for the Road (1967) ⭐️ Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney. . 🇫🇷Un jour à New York 🇫🇷Chantons sous la pluie 🇫🇷Drôle de Frimousse 🇫🇷Charade 🇫🇷Voyage à deux #classichollywood #stanleydonen #audreyhepburn #genekelly #franksinatra #carygrant #fredastaire #albertfinney #debbiereynolds #singingintherain #musical #oldhollywood #charade #twofortheroad #onthetown #newyork #funnyface #1950s #1960s
saturday’s are for the girls! ✨ i have been lucky enough to have an amazing group of best gals since high school. although a few of them have moved away, we all talk on the daily (thank you group chats) but nothing beats a night out! i can’t wait to talk about periods, weddings + adulting in real life tonight! ✨ i will definitely be dressing up my look with these versatile bracelets that double as necklaces — handmade with semi precious stones! ✨ peace, love + girlfriends 💜 . . . . . #girlsnight #gno #girlfriends #girlthings #peacelovegirlfriends #dressup #saturdaynight #weekendvibes #onthetown #nightout #besties #highschoolfriends #wrapbracelets #handmadebracelets #givebackbrands #scoutcuratedwears #travelingboutique #girltalk #realtalk #wildflowervalley
RIP Stanley Donen. #singingintherain #onthetown
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One of the biggest influences on my life and aesthetic has been the movie musical. And no man shaped this vision more than Stanley Donen. His films altered the way I would think about my day. Everything in my life was a song and in full, brilliant technicolor. Thank you, Stanley, you gave us a real gift. #sevenbridesforsevenbrothers #funnyface #singingintherain #thepajamagame #onthetown #thelittleprince #ripstanleydonen
For the past few months, I’ve been showing @amacdot videos and posts of @jamesbwhiteside (cause I’m a fan), so we decided to recreate one of his videos while every body else is on stage for Act I Finale. . #actonefinale #onthetown #musicaltheatre #theatresheridan #berstein #jameswhiteside
Sorry to hear the disappearance of the Grand Stanley Donen. The magic feeling and energy that I got from his films are part of my cinema childhood best memories. I was never really crazy about Disney (where they kill the heroes’ father or mother within the first ten minutes!), instead old musicals were my favourite. Recall the crazy dancing and games after discovering and seeing again and again SINGING IN THE RAIN. Each programming of his films in Paris’ second run cinemas were always the promise of a great time with my gang of girlfriends. I still can’t resist when FUNNY FACE, ON THE TOWN or IT’S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER plays somewhere or is broadcasted. #rip #stanleydonen #thankyou #master #musical #singingintherain #onthetown #genekelly #cydcharisse #audreyhepburn #francksinatra #fredastaire #oldies
RIP Stanley Donen. Thanks for showing us how it’s done. ❤️ #singinintherain #funnyface #onthetown #geneandstanley
RIP the great Stanley Donen, who has passed away at the age of 94. Best known as director of 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain, Donen had a long and lauded career in cinema, which included work as a director as well as dancer and choreographer. Among his other films, he directed were On the Town (Also starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Face starring Fred Asraire and Audrey Hepburn, and Charade also staring Hepburn and Astaire. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Donen’s career in Hollywood was so long he told Vanity Fair in 2013, “sound was still a fairly new thing when I came into movies. And the reason musicals happened is because of sound. They could put music in the picture! That’s how it all began.”
Frank Sinatra, Stanley Donen et Gene Kelly, sur le tournage d’Un jour à New-York. . Donen on set ——— #stanleydonen #genekelly #franksinatra #onthetown #unjouranewyork
Just learned that iconic director Stanley Donen has passed. Ironic that he made his exit on the eve of the Oscars, when he gave one of the most delightful Oscar acceptance speeches ever. He was a regular customer at Josephina when I worked there, and he was charming, kind, and a great tipper. Thank you, sir. Well done. 👏👏👏🌟
Gene, Donald and Debbie lit up my life and made me a dreamer when I watched Singin’ in the Rain as a teenager. The magician behind that miracle of a movie was Stanley Donen, and I wasn’t aware he was still alive until I read the news just a few 分鐘前發佈 of his death aged 94. This is a rushed but heartfelt tribute to a genius who enchanted generations of people with his legacy of silver dreams. ❤️ #stanleydonen #singinintherain #genekelly #debbiereynolds #donaldoconnor #jeanhagen #cydcharisse #classic #rip #onthetown #sevenbridesforsevenbrothers #funnyface
I’m sad to hear that the legendary film director, #StanleyDonen (1924-2019) has passed. He was one of the last links to the golden age of Hollywood. Film directing credits: #singinintherain , #OnTheTown , #FunnyFace , #TwoForTheRoad , #SevenBridesForSevenBrothers , #Charade , #RoyalWedding . What a legacy.... #goldenageofhollywood #filmdirector
The legendary, effervescent director of classics like Singin' in the Rain, Charade, and Funny Face has passed away :'( #stanleydonen #director #singinintherain #charade #funnyface #sevenbridesforsevenbrothers #onthetown #bedazzled #arabesque
Dosed up to the eyeballs on meds because I’m poorly sick sick but off out with the girls for 2 birthday celebrations!!❤️💩😂 #girlsnight #birthdaygirl #celebrate #poorly #girlsnight #noalcohol #happy #girls #girlsofinsta #instavegan #party #paintthetownred #tired #saturdaynight #dancing #medicine #instalove #girltime #onthetown #vaping #selfie
Siempre que he ido a Nueva York me ponía el "New York, New York" de On the Town (1944), uno de los famosos musicales de Stanley Doney, según iba aterrizando el avión • Hoy, con la muerte de Stanley Donen (13/04/24 - 23/02/19), la ciudad que nunca duerme que decía Sinatra, se queda un poco más huérfana y a mí... pues me da mucha pena • Until forever, Mr. Donen! #stanleydonen #nuevayork #cultura #newyork #dep #hastasiempre #mood #estilo #musical #hollywood #undiaennuevayork #onthetown #director
RIP Stanley Donen #stanleydonen #onthetown
Thank you Stanley Donen, for your wonderful masterpieces full of magic and happiness, that are some of my favourite films of all time ✨✨✨ #stanleydonen #director #singinintherain #onthetown #genekelly #donaldoconnor #fredastaire #franksinatra #janepowell #mgm #metrogoldwynmayer #musicals #oldhollywood #goldenageofhollywood #classichollywood #inmemorium #tcm #vintagehollywood #1950shollywood
A long life well lived: sweet dreams to Stanley Donen, one of the greatest musical and comedy directors ever. #stanleydonen #onthetown #singingintherain #sevenbridesforsevenbrothers #funnyface #pajamagame #damnyankees #charade #arabesque #twofortheroad #bedazzled
The co-director of one of my favorite movies of all time Singing in the Rain Stanley Donen is today on his way to a star studded reunion in heaven. 😭 "For me directing is like having sex: when it's good, it's very good; but when it's bad, it's still good."- Stanley Donen (1924-2019) #Charade #Saturn3 #FunnyFace #OnTheTown #BlameItOnRio #TwofortheRoad #RIPStanleyDonen #SingingIntheRain #TheGrassisGreener #SevenBridesforSevenBrothers #GeneKelly #DebbieReynolds #DonaldOConnor
I wouldn’t have guessed that I’d be posting about Two For The Road quite so much recently. In my top five so I don’t mind. But sad that it’s about losing another brilliant artist. Gratitude for all the great screen time, happily sitting in the dark. #stanleydonen #rip Now those three can do the quintessential remake. Something to look forward to in the afterlife. #geniusdirector #greatfilms #moviestowatch #twofortheroad #singinintherain #royalwedding #onthetown and and and...🖤
Mourning the loss of influential director Stanley Donen, who brought us some of the most beloved and delightful films in cinematic history. #rip #StanleyDonen #director #SinginInTheRain #OnTheTown #SevenBridesForSevenBrothers #FunnyFace #DamnYankees #Charade
“For me directing is like having sex: when it’s good, it’s very good; but when it’s bad, it’s still good.” – Stanley Donen. RIP. He created some of the most iconic images in film. Plus my favorite Honorary Oscar speech in the history of the Oscars. Post on my site filled with clips! http://www.sheilaomalley.com/?p=144599 #stanleydonen #singinintherain #funnyface #onthetown #thepajamagame #charade #twofortheroad
R.I.P Stanley Donen (1924-2019), director of classics such as “Singin’ in the Rain”, “Charade”, “On The Town” and “The Little Prince”.
RIP Stanley Donen, director of sone of the most innovative, groundbreaking and iconic film musicals. #onthetown #singinintherain #sevenbridesforsevenbrothers #funnyface #stanleydonen #genekelly #franksinatra #howardkeel #audreyhepburn #fredastaire #film #movie #musical #filmmusical
So long #StanleyDonen . I think, more than any other #filmmaker , you were the one most responsible for my love of #movies . I was brought up on your #films . The epitome of #moviemagic . #rip #genius #singinintherain #onthetown #sevenbridesforsevenbrothers #funnyface #director #musicals #musical #film #dance
Stanley Donen ou l’art (et la manière) de filmer avec beaucoup d’élégance des choses légères, graves, loufoques. He really mastered the (un)bereable lightness of filming like no one else before or after him . Posters gallery (Swipe ⏩⏩) #RIP #StanleyDonen #oldHollywood #movies #cinema #posters #movieposter #moviesposters #Arabesque #TwoForTheRoad #Charade #FunnyFace #Indiscreet #SingingInTheRain #OnTheTown #AudreyHepburn #CaryGrant #GeneKelly
. استنلی دانن بزرگ هم رفت. کسی که لذت میساخت و ابداع رویاپردازی و خیالبافی در سینما را گسترده‌تر می‌کرد. . #استنلی_دانن #کارگردان #کلاسیک #موزیکال #فیلم #سینما #هالیوود #StanleyDonen #rip #restinpeace #director #classic #legend #musical #film #movie #cinema #hollywood #OnTheTown #SinginInTheRain #SevenBridesForSevenBrothers #FunnyFace #Indiscreet #TheGrassIsGreener #Charade #TwoForTheRoad
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