Powell looks back on a career with Elizabeth Taylor by Michael Phillips

by Buck LePard Friday, March 25th, 2011 3:58pm

Jane Powell, a bona-fide MGM triple threat at a time when MGM had quite a few of various shapes and sizes, went to school with, among others, Elizabeth Taylor. But the young MGM contract players did not go to school the way you or I went to school. During the 1940s they attended the studio’s so-called “Little Red Schoolhouse,” where school-aged performers — pre- and mid-teens — took three hours’ worth of the basics in between lessons or their latest film commitments.

Jane Powell, a bona-fide MGM triple threat at a time when MGM had quite a few of various shapes and sizes, went to school with, among others, Elizabeth Taylor. But the young MGM contract players did not go to school the way you or I went to school. During the 1940s they attended the studio’s so-called “Little Red Schoolhouse,” where school-aged performers — pre- and mid-teens — took three hours’ worth of the basics in between lessons or their latest film commitments.

Read more at: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-03-25/entertainment/ct-mov-0325-talking-pictures-20110325_1_elizabeth-taylor-roddy-mcdowall-jane-powell

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