Thank Heaven

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Leslie Caron made her film debut with Gene Kelly in the classic MGM musical "An American in Paris," created one of the most enduring roles in American musicals as "Gigi," danced with Fred Astaire in "Daddy Long Legs," and starred with Cary Grant in "Father Goose." She discusses her remarkable career and reminisces about MGM at the end of its Golden Era and about the great stars she worked with. Her memoir is titled Thank Heaven.

Event: Leslie Caron will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, December 1, at 7:30 pm
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Square
1972 Broadway, at 66th Street


Leslie Caron

Comments [8]

axelrodh from NJ

What a charming and gracious lady. She appears to have the same qualities that you see on the screen. It 's too bad that she could not elaborate any more about her work with Kelly and Astaire.

Dec. 03 2009 11:07 AM
Rich from Queens from Queens, NYC

Leslie Caron has always occupied a special place in my heart. She became for me an archtype of the ideal lady love (joyous, charming, talented, vivacious, and yes, romantic!) way back when I first saw her in, "American in Paris," in 1952. Over the decades I continued to appreciate her acting skills as she flowered into one of the great character actresses of the last century. I have often wondered why no bio of her appeared. To wit, I immediately snatched up her autobio when I saw it in B&N this Sunday past. It represents to me a wonderful opportunity to discover Ms. Caron anew. Long may she live!

Dec. 01 2009 02:01 PM
MG from NYC

....and I thought Ms. Caron was absolutely wonderful in the episode of Law and Order: SVU she did a few years back.

I do wish we saw more of her on any screen, big or small...

Dec. 01 2009 01:53 PM
Jon from West Village

What a delight. Should have her for a whole show. She's a living encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Cinema.

Dec. 01 2009 01:47 PM
MG from NYC

I missed the start of the interview, so maybe this was covered already, but can Ms. Caron talk about any recent work she may have done in France? Does she do any French film or TV?

Has she seen the film "Nine" yet and what does she think about Hollywood (finally) doing another big musical after so long?

Dec. 01 2009 01:46 PM
Nancy from Brooklyn

I recently saw "The L-Shaped Room" on TV and was absolutely bowled over.

Dec. 01 2009 01:42 PM
Madeleine from Manhattan

She is so delicious, I just love her. What a long and wonderful career and no signs of stopping. Thank you so much for this delightful segment....

Dec. 01 2009 01:36 PM
Laura from Manhattan

In an interview on TV, Leslie Caron seemed dismayed that her singing had been cut and dubbed over back in the 1950s. Now it's been added back in a new release. It makes sense given the huge difference in styles--in the 1950s such a fresh, authentic voice would have totally unsettled the highly artificial gloss required in those days. Now it is perfect. Totally refreshing. We are ready for it.

Dec. 01 2009 10:56 AM

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