Milk and mythology in Singin' in the Rain

Kelli Marshall


I debunk one of the most widely disseminated myths about the film musical Singin' in the Rain (1952): that set designers added milk (or ink) to the water so that raindrops would show up on screen. In so doing, I also attempt to locate the milk myth's origin and explain why this falsehood has intensified over the last 20 years.


Fan studies; Film; IMDb; Musical

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