Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"An American In Paris"

The last night of my New York visit.....

They say that you retain a lot of things if you learn them when you are young. My daughter Susan learned to love musicals and in particular, Gene Kelly, when she was very young. He did a lot of wonderful movies like "Singing In The Rain" and " An American In Paris". 

Imagine my delight when Susan said she had tickets for the two of us to go to see the Broadway production of "An American In Paris". You see, Paris is pretty special to us girls. She was a young lady just over 20 when she flew to Paris to begin work with a modeling agency there. And, wasn't she sweet!! She wanted her Mom to go along for a brief holiday before she started to work. 

Oh we had fun!! In the dead of winter, sometimes snow, always cold but we took it all in and that trip became one of my favorites for all time. And here we were, the memories flooding back..


The show won 4 Tonys this year. 
This photo is from the New York Times website.

And, of course, show night at the Palace Theatre 

in Times square

was hustling and bustling even as we emerged after the delightful performance. 

Nothing like New York... No siree!!  

I left for home the following morning. I miss New York!


  1. Oh my, what a special night! Mom, I am so glad you two did this. It's a musical I would love to see! Maybe it will travel. I am so happy you had such a great visit. I miss that sister of mine, and the family! I didn't realize it, but maybe I miss New York a little too. :-)

  2. WOW! you are having a great time.

  3. How fabulous! exciting! Hope you had a wonderful time!

  4. That is so fabulous! How I wish I could have visited Paris and NYC.

    My son lived in Manhattan for 2 years. Would still love to live there if it were not so darn expensive.

    You are such an adventurous soul, Latane! I love your enthusiasm for life!

  5. What a wonderful treat for you both! So glad that you enjoyed it so much! xx

  6. Glad you had such a wonderful time! Loved the picture of the two of special.

  7. What a special time for you and your lovely daughter. Looks like a great time...what terrific shots of Time Square.

  8. Latane, what a fun time! I love "An American in Paris"! Such a wonderful musical. Thank you for taking us along on your NY trip! And, thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House! It means the world. Please feel free to share this lovely post at my Make it Pretty Monday party which will go live on Monday at 8:00PM. Hope to see you at the bash! Have a lovely weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. There is definitely no city like NY and no place like the theater district, I agree. When I lived in NJ it was my favorite place to go to and enjoyed seeing many shows. An American in Paris is one of our favorite Gene Kelly musicals. Glad you and your daughter shared a wonderful evening of memories too!


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