J'ai passé Avril à Paris l'année dernière et je veux retourner un jour. C'est pourquoi j'apprends le Français au Québec maintenant. Dans l'espoir que lorsque je reviendrai en France à l'avenir, je peux vraiment parler avec leurs gens et la culture.
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"It all started at a senior high school prom....We had a big three piece band. We were all dancing up and down the floor. But no matter what the orchestra played, I waltzed. If they did the fox trot, I waltzed. If they played the one-step, I waltzed. And when they waltzed, I stepped all over a little girl's feet and I never saw her again. That taught me a lesson....that if I wanted to be a success in life, I'd have to learn how to dance. So I went to O'Brien's School of Social and Formal Dancing and lo-and-behold I discovered that I had a natural aptitude for dancing. And in three snappy easy lessons, I became the snappiest one stepper in town"- Ray Bolger speaks about his dancing career
📷: Ray gets visitors from Australia, Mr and Mrs George Griffith, on set of 'April In Paris' (1952)
"While 'composing' his dances, Ray goes on a liquid diet, drink quarts of fruit juices each day. His capacity for his work constantly amazes studio employees"- Fredrick McFee's 1941 article about Ray called 'Dancing Demon'
📷: a black and white and colour version of Ray and Doris Day in a rare publicity photo for 'April In Paris' (1952)