Love The O'Connor

As the name implies, I love Donald O'Connor--his dancing, singing, acting, standing, walking, sitting, talking...everything. This blog is devoted to his awesomeness.

Dapper Donald O’Connor (8/28/1925~9/27/2001)

Dapper Donald O’Connor (8/28/1925~9/27/2001)

From Modern Screen magazine, 1955

(They got it wrong about Donald’s dad, he died after Arlene.)

don56:

Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952)

don56:

Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952)

vera-ellen:

lovetheoconnor I KNOW RIGHT, WHO TURNS DOWN VERA-ELLEN????? WHAT COLD BE SO IMPORTANT THAT YOU SAY NO TO WATCHING HER DANCE?! It better have been something urgent!

And thank you, that’s so sweet of you to say :) I wish I could see her reaction to this blog, and the big following she’s gathered. I like to think that there are more fans out there who just don’t have tumblr. I’m sure there are plenty. But my gosh what I would do to see her in person. It’s one thing to see photos and watch videos but to be within the same space as someone…. It’s incredible to see them up close. Because we make them out to be these heroes, almost, and to see that they look like (gorgeous versions of) you and I, it’s just overwhelming. And to hear that accent NOT through a tv screen, but actually looking at and talking to me. It would be incredible to meet someone of her stature. I’ve been near some fairly small celebrities, but to be near someone I adore as much as I adore Vera…. I would probably just cry. Even though I would cry I’d still do anything to meet her. But unfortunately that won’t happen in this life :(. But I do think that you’re doing the same thing for Donald :) I’m absolutely positive he’d be proud of your blog. I think everyone would like to be remembered. We’re doing pretty good things in their eyes, I think :) of course they’d be very modest about their fame I can imagine. But they’d be flattered. :)


This was longer than expected… I just have a lot of feelings apparently.

I love all you said, and I feel the same way! I’d do just about anything to meet beautiful Vera, too—and yes, of course Donald, too :) With so many celebrities, their personal lives leave so much to be desired, but I think Vera and Donald can be admired both personally and professionally. Thank you, that’s so sweet of you to say, I hope he’d like this blog :) I love that—I think we’re doing good things in their eyes, too, and I think they’d be really tickled by all the young people that love them and are keeping their memories alive :)