This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Stanley Donen

Interviewed by: Raymond De Felitta

Stanley Donen’s interest in musicals began at age 9 on seeing Fred Astaire in Flying Down to Rio. At age 16, he moved to New York and found work as a dancer on Pal Joey, where he met future collaborator Gene Kelly.

Donen discusses shooting On The Town on location in New York.

The unexpected difficulties of shooting Two for the Road.

Donen's advice to young know-it-alls.