November 11, 2016
Gene Kelly Gives Dance Lessons in No. 5
DANCER TEACHES DANCING TEACHERS. Gene Kelly, star of "Pal Joey," directs a class for the dancing teachers who attended Miss Lucille Stoddard's Dance Congress, held in the Grey Room of Windsor Tower on the week of July 21st. Those who participated in this Congress came from all over the country to learn new steps and instruction methods. The past two session of this Congress have been held in Tudor City.
This July 1941 photo (and its caption) via the always informative Tudor City View. Gene Kelly was then appearing in his breakout role on Broadway -- the lead in Pal Joey -- and several months after this picture was made, he decamped for Hollywood and movie stardom.