Cyd Charisse dances her first number from "Meet Me In Las Vegas" in a red leotard and ballet shoes. Cyd's character, Maria Corvier, is rehearsing in the Copa Room at the Sands Casino.
Amazing, simply amazing!
Right after this, Cyd's character falls flat on her face and waxes indignant when told that people will be eating dinner as she dances.
As in 'The Band Wagon' before and 'Silk Stockings' after, Charisse is cast as a cultural snob who has to be brought down to earth. It was the studio's way of warning her that a classically trained ballerina must not high-hat her Hollywood colleagues. Cyd, alas, was often haughty and distant on set.
donna e ballerina stupenda!
What an athlete! She could have been a world-class gymnast, IMO.
Charisse had the natural grace and statuesque figure of a ballerina! Beauty and grace combined!
Cyd Charisse vs Vera Elan in universal dance.... VERY difficult choice as both were exquisite. Would have like to see them perform side to side. Only way to determine the best. Both supreme!!!!!
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Gorgeous Syd. Brains, talent, beauty, she had it all.
She was an incredibly talented dancer and exceptionally beautiful woman; however, classical ballet as well as the body of a classically trained ballerina have changed a lot in the last sixty years. Today this extraordinary dancer would probably have to lose about ten kilos, for a start, at least in Russia.
they're called pointe shoes @EdgeServer fyi)
I blown away, Cyd was just an incredible dancer and so elegent
Oh! What a beautiful lady !!!! Dancing on a cloud.
I've just recently discovered Cyd Charisse. I had heard her name before, but I didn't realize what a great talent she was. R.I.P.
Cyd, You were one of a kind and Tony Martin was the luckiest man on earth.
This is Cyd in classical style, very different from her style in most of her films.