YEAR: 1955


Fred Astaire dances across classic Hollywood sets in this romantic musical. Filmed in both Los Angeles and New York City, the plot centers around a millionaire who falls in love with a young dancer. John DeCuir was Co-Art Director for this colorful 1950s picture.


On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in New England. She writes him letters, which he doesn’t read. After 3 years, he goes to visit her at a dance, not telling her that he is her benefactor. They fall in love, but the usual movie-type difficulties get in the way before they can get together at the end.


Nominated for 3 Oscars:

Best Art Direction, Best Music - Original Song, Best Music - Scoring of a Musical Picture


Jean Negulesco


John DeCuir Sr. - Featured Artist