Among the breathtaking aspects of her performance are her sudden stops to address him as if acknowledging the force field between them ; the suggestions that at one point she is helplessly sleepwalking but that, at another, having great fun; the very sweet way she implies that love and dancing with a partner is something she is happily learning as she goes along; the ripples that pass at different moments through her spine and pelvis; the huge, determined strides she takes to break away from him at one juncture, and then, when he stops her, the mysteriously fluent near-slap she gives him and the soft way she watches him as he reels back across the room.
Even so, Fred was always generous about Ginger, although would say, "I didn't want a partner. Top Galleries.
It was a fact underlined by Miss Rogers herself a few years later. With due temerity, I allowed the words "Astaire-Rogers" to leave my lips.
More telling was this comment from the film's director, Charles Walters. But though he developed the artistry of his solos in the 1940s, his screen chemistry with Rogers has never been matched.
Yet she never looks rarefied or trained. Article Media. Vincente Minnelli: Rita Hayworth?
I think she must have realised the impact that stare was having and decided that some explanation was required. But both always denied they ever had an actual bust-up, although one was rumoured at the time of that last RKO movie.
They could never tire me out. That partner was Ginger Rogers.
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He set the standard for how tap dance was shot during the next three decades. YouTube 1 , 2 , 3. Such were the requirements of censorship in the 1930s.