A marvelous Columbia Pictures publicity photo from 1947 features a rare creature: a ballet dancer who became a movie star — Marc Platt. And he’s still alive, with us, nearly 100 years old. Bravo Marc Platt, a beautiful American dancer! The touching, slightly potboiler “verso” text (posted below the photo) was written by a Columbia Pictures p.r. scribe in tandem to Platt’s appearance in DOWN TO EARTH (1947). The film’s choreographer, Jack Cole.
Click on text-block to read about Platt’s “Culture by the Mile.”
Photo: courtesy Larry Billman, The Academy of Dance on Film