Cyd Charisse: America’s Movie Ballerina

Adrienne L. McLean

Cyd Charisse in Mission to Moscow (Warner Bros., 1943).

"Beggars Waltz," The Band Wagon (MGM, 1953).

Credits of The Unfinished Dance (MGM, 1947) to an orchestral arrangement of Debussy’s "The Dying Swan."

"Holiday for Strings," The Unfinished Dance.

"New Sun in the Sky," The Band Wagon.

Charisse and Fred Astaire in the "Girl Hunt" Ballet, The Band Wagon.

"Girl Hunt" Ballet, The Band Wagon.

After "You and the Night and the Music," The Band Wagon.

Meet Me in Las Vegas (MGM, 1956).

A modern Sleeping Beauty in Meet Me in Las Vegas.

"Frankie and Johnny Ballet," Meet Me in Las Vegas.