Favorite Gene Kelly photo.
As Don Lockwood, Gene Kelly rests his upper body on that baby grand piano and stares adoringly at Debbie Reynolds’s Kathy Seldon. The glamorous three-point lighting, Kelly’s olive complexion, and the use of shallow focus separate the song-and-dance man from the orchestra playing in the background. At this point, I don’t think of Kelly’s toupee or that less-than-sexy jacket he’s sporting. It’s just me and Gene/Don, with the latter looking affectionately at ME in the manner he’s looking at Kathy. [More on why GK gets me all hot and bothered…]