MCS's Marshall Debunks 'Singin' in the Rain' Milk Myth

'Singin' in the Rain'
 
Media and Cinema Studies' Kelli Mars​hall, an expert on the career and life of Hollywood legend Gene Kelly, debunks one of the most widely disseminated myths about Kelly's masterpiece Singin' in the Rain​ (1952).

The myth, according to Kelly goes that "set designers added milk (or ink) to the water so that raindrops would show up on screen. In [debunking this apocrypha], I also attempt to locate the milk myth's origin and explain why this falsehood has intensified over the last 20 year."