This Is What the 1951 'An American in Paris' Premiere Looked Like
The 1951 Premiere of 'An American in Paris'
Sixty-five years ago Friday, An American in Paris arrived in theaters. Starring Leslie Caron (pictured above) alongside Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, and Nina Foch, the musical earned six Academy Awards — Best Picture, Best Writing for Story and Screenplay for Alan Jay Lerner, Best Cinematography (Color), Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color), Best Costume Design (Color), and Best Music for Scoring of a Musical Picture — and two nominations for Best Director for Vincente Minnelli and Best Film Editing for Adrienne Fazan. In honor of the movie's 65th anniversary, take a look back at its 1951 premiere, ahead.