“Judy’s comedy sense is something you have to be born with. She’d rather play one clown than sixty-nine glamor dolls.”
-“Jimmie” Garland, Judy’s sister
“As much as in later life, he really loved playing agianst the character he was known for. This was the first time that he was a clown of any kind…and he loved it.”
-Ava Astaire, Fred Astaire’s daughter
Fred Astaire: Can I offer you something? Frosted chocolate? Cointreau? Benedictine? Marriage?
Ginger Rogers: What was that last?
Fred Astaire: Benedictine?
Ginger Rogers: No, after that.
Fred Astaire: Oh, marriage.
-THE GAY DIVORCEE (1934)
Awesome Musical Couple #6 (not in order of importance!):
- Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
This clip brought tears to my eyes the moment I saw it. I didn’t expect him to start singing my absolute favorite Fred and Ginger song at the end of their last film together! It broke my heart and brought tears of joy to my eyes, I couldn’t help it. He sang the same song to her ten years earlier, and her eyes say it all. She’s going to miss singing and dancing with him <3
In the future I will dedicate a day (or, hell, a week) on this fabulous couple. But for now, enjoy “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” from THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY (1949).
They made 10 films together that are all great, but take your pick amongst my favorites!: THE GAY DIVORCEE (1934), TOP HAT (1935), SWING TIME (1936), and THE STORY OF IRENE AND VERNON CASTLE (1939).
Oh my gosh you guys I’m watching DANCING LADY (1933) with Joan Crawford for the very first time, and I had to pause ‘cause
FRED ASTAIRE IS IN IT FOR LIKE HALF A SECOND!!! I FREAKED OUT!!!!! EEEEE I LOVE FRED OH MY GOSH!!!!
*calms down, presses play again*
“Girl Hunt: A Murder Mystery In Jazz”
How could this not be badass?
This was the first time I realized I had a crush on both Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse =P And I love how it’s painfully obvious that the great and masterful Michael Kidd choreographed this masterpiece.
Easter Parade - 1948.
Ahhhhh I LOVE THIS MOVIE! When people ask me what film they should watch to capture a classic musical I always recommend this one! It’s simply perfect from beginning to end; how could they go wrong with both Fred and Judy?? Perfection!