Sunday, June 08, 2014

Backwards and in high heels

Ginger Rogers was a wonderful dancer, but I'm tired of the automatic response to any invocation of Fred Astaire that implies she was better than he was or that he's just famous because he's a man, or whatever that "backwards and in high heels" is supposed to mean. Let's never forget that she never did anything like this:

Or this

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At 11:13 AM, June 10, 2014 Anonymous Picky had this to say...

That's strange, because I've never heard anyone say that about Ginger. I've just heard people say she wasn't really much of a dancer, but was carried by Fred. Equally nonsense, of course. Fact is she was a good singer and a very good dancer, and they made a fantastically good couple: but Fred was a genius.


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