April in Paris

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Jas1
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Yes Shelly Winters in her second book I believe, said that when her marriage broke up with Vitorio Gassman - she left Rome and took herself off to Paris for many months and wore out her record of Doris' version of April in Paris.

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Doris Day had this to say about working on April in Paris:

" I never worked harder at anything than I did at the dances in the film. Hour and hours and hours. A film dancer does not have the freedom of a stage dancer. She must dance precisely to a mark. Her turns must be exact. She must face precisely in the camera direction required while executing very difficult steps. ..I would drag myself home at night, too tired to move another step, but I kept practicing in my head."
-Doris Day-Her Own Story
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Hi Johnny,

Doris did practise ballet for this film. There are some beautiful photo's of one those sessions.
I will look if I can find them.

Peter

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