"Those old movies go all over the world, all those MGM movies. People still look at them on television and I get so many letters about them."
About This Interview
In her two-hour Archive interview, Cyd Charisse (1922-2008) talks about her start as a dancer for the Ballet Russe. She describes in detail her 14-year tenure under contract at MGM studios, appearing as a dancer in such film classics as "Ziegfeld Follies," "Singin in the Rain," "The Band Wagon," and "Silk Stockings." Charisse describes the fertile training ground MGM offered for nurturing the talents they had under contract. She talks about her many television appearances including the specials Meet Cyd Charisse, Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall, and The Bob Hope Specials, as well as her multiple appearances with her husband, Tony Martin on the variety series The Hollywood Palace. Henry Colman conducted the interview on January 29, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA.