Something’s coming … tonight at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, “West Side Story” 50th birthday party

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The 1961 musical "West Side Story" starred George Chakiris (left) and Rita Moreno (second from left). Chakiris won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar® for his role as Sharks gang leader Bernardo while Moreno won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Bernardo's girlfriend Anita. Restored by Nick & jane for Dr. Macro's High Quality Movie Scans Website: Enjoy!

  • 1961 marquee
  • In a great American pas de deux, George Chakiris partners Rita Moreno in “Dance at the Gym.” Co-choreographer Peter Gennero added sizzle to Robbins’s choreography in this number, so says dance-in-film historian Larry Billman.
  • Jerome Robbins smiles. 

 Thank you Lynn Becker and Doc Macro for the WSS images.

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