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He Could Make a Wooden Indian Dance

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199754298
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949878 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0008
He Could Make a Wooden Indian Dance

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Hermes Pan goes to Paramount to choreograph Let’s Dance for Fred Astaire and Betty Hutton before returning to M-G-M to choreograph Three Little Words with Astaire and Red Skelton. He remains at M-G-M to work with Sally Forest, Ann Miller, Esther Williams, Marge and Gower Champion, and Cyd Charisse in films such as Excuse My Dust, Texas Carnival, Lovely to Look At, and Sombrero. Pan also teaches Cary Grant to dance in Dream Wife and instructs Jean Simmons in period manners for The Actress.

Keywords: Betty Hutton; Red Skelton; Sally Forrest; Ann Miller; Esther Williams; Cary Grant; Jean Simmons; Let’s Dance; Three Little Words; Excuse My Dust

Chapter.  9337 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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