Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ending April on a Ginger Note



April is coming to an end, and I just realized that a few entries this month have focused on Ginger Rogers. In fact, this blog will be spending a lot more time lavishing attention on La Lovely Rogers. Here's a photo of Ginger and mega-rich lothario Howard Hughes (1905-1976) at a no-doubt sophisticated Hollywood nightspot, circa 1937. Hughes, ever the aviator, was flying high, having broken the transcontinental airspeed record in January, 1937. Ginger was also soaring in her own career, as she completed Shall We Dance with Fred Astaire, as well as Stage Door with Katharine Hepburn, and was working on a film with James Stewart, Vivacious Lady, which I've been a raving lunatic about getting released on DVD. In fact, Vivacious Lady is currently #58 on Turner Classic's list of requested movies not on DVD. So click the link and vote.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you! I can't wait to hear more about my favorite person in the whole world!!!

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  2. Great picture. I am eager to learn more about her. Have a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

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  3. Maggie: Ginger was a peach!

    Keith: There's a clip on youtube with Ginger and Dino doing a cute song and dance number. Give it a try. And if you've never seen a Fred and Ginger movie, by all means, go and rent TOP HAT or SWING TIME for the duo in action.

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  4. oh man, i will definitely join the fight to get vivacious lady on dvd! that movie is hysterical. no one could cat fight like ginger rogers.

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  6. Oh, that fight scene. Great stuff. I don't know how they hid the boards on her shins!

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