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Gene Kelly suit from 'Singin' in the Rain,' MGM, 1952. Heritage Auctions image.

Heritage reschedules entertainment auction for Dec. 12

Gene Kelly suit from 'Singin' in the Rain,' MGM, 1952. Heritage Auctions image.
Gene Kelly suit from ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ MGM, 1952. Heritage Auctions image.
DALLAS (AP) – Although rain couldn’t stop Gene Kelly from singing and dancing, an ice storm postponed auction of the Hollywood star’s gray wool suit on Friday.

Heritage Auctions spokesman Noah Fleisher says accumulated ice cut the power to the auction house, so there was no way the suit Kelly wore as he joyously danced in a downpour in Singin’ in the Rain could be auctioned.

Fleisher says the auction has been rescheduled for Thursday. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Heritage expects the suit to sell for more than $20,000.

Memorabilia collector Gerald Sola has owned the suit for more than four decades. He bought it for $10 at a 1970 sale of MGM props and wardrobe items.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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