Did you know one of the world's best dancers once visited Glasgow?

Our archives found this amazing picture of Gene Kelly outside Glasgow Central Station on a 'dry day' in 1953. 

Gene loved coming to Glasgow and once used the city as a base to scout locations for his Scottish musical Brigadoon according to his wife Patricia Ward Kelly.

Evening Times:

She said: “He was here in 1953 scouting the locations for Brigadoon.
“He really wanted to do the movie here but unfortunately MGM [studios] didn’t allow that.

“It [Glasgow] has always been a fond memory for him and it is really a privilege for me to be back.”  

With Gene Kelly in a starring role, Brigadoon sees two American pals getting lost in the Scottish woodlands and stumbling upon a magical village.

Movie star Gene died in 1996 at the age of 83. He was best known for Singin' in the Rain, Hello Dolly! and What a Way to Go!