Milk and mythology in "Singin' in the Rain"

  • Kelli Marshall DePaul University
Keywords: Fan studies, Film, IMDb, Musical

Abstract

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.

Published
2017-09-15
How to Cite
Marshall, K. (2017). Milk and mythology in "Singin’ in the Rain". Transformative Works and Cultures, 25. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2017.01159
Section
Symposium