Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Goodbye, Ms. Charisse.

The incomparable Cyd Charisse passed away today at the age of 87. I know many gay bloggers have already posted this video, but this was my first introduction to her, when I was probably 13 or so. Although a closeted gay boy, I was in awe. Okay - maybe I was in awe of Gene Kelly at this point in the movie - but Cyd Charisse was just jaw-droppingly beautiful. And those mile-long legs (amazingly, she was only 5'6"). The movie version is from 1952, but I dare anyone to show me anything sexier to this day.

As Fred Astaire said in his autobiography - "That Cyd - when you've danced with her, you stay danced with".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That IS sexy... she lurches around but anyone else would look like weirdos. damn, she smolders!