Beautiful music…Dangerous rhythm…
Watching this (and fearing broken ankles with each loop) I can’t helping thinking about that old quote Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.
But no, if you watch closely you’ll see she doesn’t even step on the last chair. That means she had to trust that fucker to lift her gently to the ground while he was spinning down onto that chair. That takes major guts. I’d be pissing myself and fearing a broken neck if I were in her place. Kudos to her.
I can’t stop watching this.
And his arm position doesn’t even fucking change. Like, he holds his posture so well that you have to stare at their feet to notice he’s carrying her whole weight.
The Gay Divorcee (1934) dir. Mark Sandrich
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) with Fred & Ginger!
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle” (1939)
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time (1936).
The Evening Magic Of Light And Dark.
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
Ginger and Fred for “The Barkleys of Broadway” (1949)
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in their first movie together, Flying Down to Rio (1933)
Ginger Rogers in “Follow the Fleet”