Minnelli circa 1950s
|Born||Lester Anthony Minnelli
February 28, 1903
Chicago, Illinois. U.S.
|Died||July 25, 1986
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Danica “Denise” Radosavljevic
Margaretta Lee Anderson
(m.1980â€“1986; his death)
If anybody reads a story in a magazine or book, different pictures compete in their minds.
But I went down to Venezuela and spend a few weeks going through jungles. It's fantastic looking.
That's what I think musicals will come to. No backstage stories, nothing of that sort.
I had given up the theater and everything propelled me into entertainment. And I didn't resist it.
Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and he sat in on so many story conferences. He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man.
In the Thirties, when I was in New York, I did the first surrealistic ballet in a show of mine.
I allow an area for improvisation because the chemical things actors bring to stories make it not work.
American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don't know why.
West Side Story was terribly important because of the style of the dancing and the gangs of New York.
No, I only like whether I like the story or not, essentially see something in it that isn't completely there.