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Technicolor and the heyday of Hollywood Musicals


This decade is remembered as the heyday of the Hollywood musical as evidenced by Technicolor classics.

Classics included White Christmas (1954); Singin’ in the Rain (1952); Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1953) and An American in Paris (1951). While directors John Huston and Jean Renoir created their own more independently minded music-based films with Moulin Rouge – Romulus Films; and French CanCan – Renoir’s film.

White Christmas

Director: Michael Curtiz
Studio: Paramount Picture Studios

Singin' in the Rain

Director: Stanley Donen
Director: Gene Kelly

An American in Paris

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Gentleman Prefer Blondes

Director: Howard Hawks
Studio: 20th Century Fox


White Christmas
Singin' in the rain
An American in Paris
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