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Invitation to the Dance (1956)
Master set-up of Gene Kelly.

Invitation to the Dance is a 1956 anthology film consisting of three distinct stories, all starring and directed by Gene Kelly. This cel from the third act, “Sinbad the Sailor”, features a live action Kelly with an animated dancer. The movie was filmed in 1952, but its release was delayed until 1956 because of doubts at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about its commercial viability. The movie was a failure at the box office, but is regarded today as a landmark all-dance film.


Gene Kelly's character is applied to the same cel as the dancer. The cels are attached to the background with staples along the upper edge, which is easily matted out.


The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13") and the size of the image is 6" h x 8" w.

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MGM Studios



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