Bodies on Display: Musical Stars and Advertising Photography

Laurent Guido

Gene Kelly and Vera-Ellen in "Miss Turnstiles Ballet," On the Town (MGM, 1949).

"Miss Turnstiles Ballet," On the Town.

"Miss Turnstiles Ballet," On the Town.

On the Town.

Transition between the two sections of "(Cover Girl) That Girl on the Cover," Cover Girl (Columbia, 1944).

Rita Hayworth and the photographers in the second section of "(Cover Girl) That Girl on the Cover."

"Sure Thing," Cover Girl.

Beginning of Tonight and Every Night (Columbia, 1945).

Fred Astaire in "I’ve Got My Eyes on You," Broadway Melody of 1940 (MGM, 1940).

Gene Kelly in "A Day in New York," On the Town.

On the Town.

Martha Raye in "Catch the Birdie," Hellzapoppin’ (Universal, 1941).