The dramatic duo of Victorian London, playwright Sir William Schwenck Gilbert and composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, turned a theatrical corner with the creation of their wildly successful comic operas.
For more than 20 years, the pair created a host of now-classic light operas, such as "HMS Pinafore" (1
Gene Kelly's blend of acrobatics, athleticism, and artistry
blew a potent blast of machismo under the tight skirt of the postwar Hollywood musical. With his auspicious Broadway
debut as the lead cad in "Pal Joey" (1940),
classically trained Kelly wowed audiences and fellow hoofers
with his st