Ginger Rogers is one of the Golden Era's stars that I admire most.
Witty and talented; she sang, danced, was a great actress and brought grace and humour to her films.
She also fought alongside other famous actresses of the day for better wages, (Even as the leading lady, Rogers was paid less than many supporting dancers).
Here's to Ginger a grand gal!
Early 30's pre-blond Ginger.
Ginger with Astaire from 'Roberta'.
"...As a skilled, intuitive actress, she was cagey enough to realize that acting did not stop when dancing began...the reason so many women have fantasized about dancing with Fred Astaire is that Ginger Rogers conveyed the impression that dancing with him is the most thrilling experience imaginable".
I leave you with the talented Miss Rogers singing 'let yourself go!' from 'Follow the Fleet'.
There's nothing more cosy than being in a lovely fire warmed room, watching the rain trickle down the window and listening to a cheery song as you sew.
Especially if you are sewing 30s style winter garments as I am now =)
I am progressing well and will post pics of the finished article soon!
Until then, I leave you with Gene Austin singing a song that will banish any winter blues ;)