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Variety (1941) - Legitimate: Pitt to See Gene Kelly as Pro for 1st Time, But in Vaude, Not Legit




  • Producer David O. Selznick had signed Gene Kelly to Selznick International but then failed to find a suitable project for the dancer. Selznick then sold Kelly's contract on to MGM where he appeared in his first picture, For Me and My Gal (1942).


[Gene] Kelly has inked a David O. Selznick deal and will be featured in next Alfred Hitchcock film for Selznick. After that he expects to co-star with his brother, Fred, on Broadway in William Saroyan's "Sweeney in the Trees."