Jun 4, 2011

Old Movies Rock! Part 1

Well, I was browsing the internet today and surprise, I found something out about the wonderful Singin' in the Rain Movie.
When Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) sings "Singin in the Rain" at the end of the movie, you think that Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) is singing for her. 
And the curtain comes down, revealing Lina Lamont was not actually singing.

Or was she?

"Debbie Reynolds as Kathy Selden. Early on in production, Judy Garland (shortly before her contract termination from MGM), Kathryn Grayson, Jane Powell, Leslie Caron, and June Allyson were among the names thrown around for the role of the "ingenue." Yet, Director Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly insisted that Debbie Reynolds always was first in their mind for the role.[3] Although the film revolves around the idea that Kathy has to dub over for Lina's voice, even in the talking scenes, it was actually Jean Hagen's normal voice. Reynolds herself was dubbed in "Would You?" and "You are My Lucky Star" by an uncredited Betty Noyes.[4] Also, when Kathy is supposedly dubbing Lina's voice in the live performance of "Singing in the Rain" at the end of the film, Jean Hagen is actually dubbing Reynolds' speaking voice.[5]

Isn't that strange? It makes the movie all the more interesting to watch, knowing that Debbie Reynolds voice was played by Jean Hagen/Lina Lamont!!

:):) Happy Weekend!

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