Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ginger Rogers 100 -- July 16, 2011

Everyone knew Ginger Rogers could dance. I admire the way she worked hard to prove that she could also act. I was never a big fan of musicals, except for two kinds in which she appeared, Warner Brothers' Busby Berkeleys and RKO's teaming her with Fred Astaire. It is a wonderful moment in Gold Diggers of 1933 when she sings "We're in the Money." All of her dances with Fred Astaire are hypnotizing, even though the stories told in the movies are often lacking. The Major and the Minor is a family favorite.

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