Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: R.I.P. Cyd Charisse ...

18 June 2008

R.I.P. Cyd Charisse ...

What a woman she was. What a brilliant (and beautiful), dancer the lady was. And what a pair of legs. You'd better believe us.

Cyd Charisse was one of those very few super-special, stars of the silver screen of whom the Golden Age of (technicolour), Hollywood Musicals was made.

And we should know. We quite literally 'grew up' on a diet of Hollywood Musicals. A diet lovingly fed to us on a regular basis by two dear old childless aunts.

Oh, happy days.

In those days, cinemas - and there were so many of them (everywhere) - showed three completely different programmes per week.

One was Monday to Wednesday, another was Thursday to Saturday and the other was Sunday only.

All of which made it a simple matter to see a brand new full programme for all seven days of the week, without having to travel any further away from one's own front door than a twenty minute walk.

Anyway, Cyd Charrise was a brilliant dancer and a true natural beauty ... and boy, when it came to legs Cyd was in a class of here own. To this day, we can safely say with hand held on heart that we've still not seen a pair as perfect.

Sad to say, Cyd passed away yesterday at the age of 86.

We're sure she'll be missed by many ... all over the world ... just as much as she'll be missed by ourselves.

See some more of/on Cyd Charrisse at her official website.


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Anonymous R J Adams said...

Great lady; sad loss. And I, too, remember those good old days of three cinema programmes a week. Of course, in those times most of the films were worth viewing.

2:37 am  
Anonymous gordo said...

Check out her imdb entry:

Still doing TV appearances at age 74, and hosted a short documentary at age 82. And looking extremely well for a woman of 85:

It's good to know that she was able to really live life, all the way to her last breath.

10:33 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm an old Brit too.

You know, if you could afford the time and the money you could actually see FOURTEEN different full programmes at 'the pictures' every week, not just seven.

How? Go to matinees at other cinemas as well as evening performances. Remember?

Amazing when you think back isn't it? And way back then there were REAL stars and REAL well as your fair share of "b" pictures of course...some where still first but some where as bad as a lot of the nonesense churned out today..especially those made for TV ones.

11:24 am  

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