Sunday, 16 July 2017

Having a Ginger day







Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath, 16th July 1911)

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    1. Beautiful - but deadly [she was a founding member of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals; a right-wing group that subsequently supplied witnesses for the communist witch-hunts of the McCarthy era and the House of Un-American Activities Committee].

      Jx

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    2. Didn't she make "Tender Comrade" during the war, later denounced as communist propaganda?

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    3. Denounced mainly by Ginger Rogers' mother, in her evidence to the McCarthy committee that would eventually lead to the film's director Dalton Trumbo being jailed for "un-American activities". According to reports at the time: "Robert Stripling, the committee investigator testified that Rogers refused to say the lines "share and share alike-that's democracy" because she believed they contained Communist overtones." Jx

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  2. I loved her. My favorite movie of hers was The Vivacious Lady....and she didn't even dance in it.

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    1. I shall have to catch that... Jx

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  3. I knew there was something about Ginger I didn't like...not a favourite by any means. But as always I love the selection of portraits you pick to go with your profiles....there's a fab one somewhere of Ginger and the "Best Tap Dancin' Lady on the Lot" Ann Miller...all hair & blue eye shadow. Love it!

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    1. Yes that's it!!! Isn't it GORGEOUS!! I'm sure taken post the premiere of the original 'That's Entertainment' or some such golden oldies event. Ann Miller's blue eye shadow alone is monolithic (much as the lady herself)!! ;)

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    2. "To make depression disappear,
      I screw some rhinestones on my ear,
      And put my brooches and tiara
      And a little more mascara on!"


      Jx

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