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

'Singin' in the Rain'
 
Media and Cinema Studies' Kelli Marshall, 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."