Singin’ In The Rain At The Toms River Branch

The film “Singin’ In the Rain” is considered by many to be the quintessential American film. The American Film Institute ranks it as the best the Greatest Movie Musical of All Time and number 5 on its list of Greatest American Films of All Time.

Authors Earl Hess and Pratibha Dabholkar discuss not only the impact of this landmark film but how it was made in their book “Singin’ In The Rain: The Making of an American Masterpiece.”

The pair will discuss the film at an author event at the Ocean County Library Toms River branch (101 Washington Street) Saturday, June 23 at 7 pm.

Their book “Singin In The Rain: The Making of an American Masterpiece” chronicles every step in the production of the film, including the scripting, casting, filming and even the editing process.

It is filled with quotes and personal anecdotes from the stars of the film, including Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. “Singin In The Rain” also features little known stories about trouble the producers had with censorship issues and Kelly’s stunt doubles.

Hess and Dabholkar will also cover all of the film’s elaborate song-and-dance numbers.

This program is free and open to the public. To register, contact the library by telephone at (732) 349-6200 or online at


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