Singin' in the Rain:
Beautiful Girls

A bit of Busby Berkeley. . . Beautiful Girls screenshot
This long sequence announces the arrival of sound to Monumental Pictures, and its long, highly choreographed musical number contrasts strongly with the clumsy ineptness of the sound recording shown during Don and Lina's first effort at sound film.

This sequence reintroduces Kathy into the film, now as a film extra, and the move from anonymous extra to film star is reflected by the image's move from abstract pattern to structured space-through-dance.

Created in 1998 by Adrian Miles, details, republished 2006.