I just watched Singin’ in the Rain for the first time and was absolutely struck by this scene.
In the dvd comentary Cyd Charisse calls this “the Crazy Veil”
She says the rans used to billow the veil were used to create waves in ocean scenes, and that they were difficult to walk into. Multiple fans were used and angled to have the veil match the music.
Absolutely beautiful dreamy scene. It is like a painting.
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