Sure, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ was an upbeat musical from 1952 that captivated viewers and created one of the most iconic film sequences in history. But it’s more than that. It’s also a history lesson about what Hollywood was like in the late 1920s when silent films were making way to “talkies.” And on a more personal level, it can serve as a tutorial on how to be a great dancer. In short: it’s many things! And I think it’s high time to go down memory lane and look at what went on behind the scenes of ‘Singin’ in the Rain.’
The film’s impact on popular culture is huge, to say the least, and it made stars out of Debbie Reynolds and Cyd Charisse. It also influenced directors like Jacques Demy and Stanley Kubrick, believe it or not. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s a lot about this musical classic that most people don’t even know.