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An American in Paris Fun Features

This is the section for all our "FUN" An American in Paris information - please enjoy!

Did You Know?

… that An American in Paris won Academy Awards® in 1951 for Best Picture, Best Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. It also won the 1952 Golden Globe Award® for Best Film - Musical/Comedy.

… that it cost $542,000 to film the ballet sequence.

... the following is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of An American in Paris from a PBS documenatary about Gene Kelly called Anatomy of a Dancer:

An American in Paris On Location

Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Gene Kelly is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.

Gene Kelly Prints
Mann's Chinese Theater

6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Gene Kelly's star:

Gene Kelly
Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

6153 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

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An American in Paris

Jerry Mulligan ( Gene Kelly ):

"Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent. They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French."

What does Jerry Mulligan's friend, Adam Cook, do for a living?