October 13, 2014
elvisgal:


↳Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - A Masterpost.

The movies of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers revolutionized the Hollywood musical, introducing dance routines of unprecedented elegance and virtuosity, set to songs specially composed for them by the greatest popular song composers of the day. Yet despite not ever being romantically involved, their names are heavily influenced with one another’s and because of this they were and still are an iconic couple of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
"Ginger Rogers was able to accomplish sex through dance. We told more through our movements instead of the big clinch. We did it all inthe dance." - Fred Astaire
Astaire started his career in dancing as a young boy; he and his sister played on the Vaudeville circuit beginning in 1906 when he was just 7 years old. In the 1920s, they played in several Broadway musicals including Lady Be Good and Funny Face. Rogers also started her career on Vaudeville. When she was 15 she won a Charleston contest which allowed her to tour with Eddie Foy and his act for six months. At the age of 17, she married Jack Culpepper; the two performed as Ginger and Pepper on the Vaudeville circuit. However, they were divorced in a few months and she went back to touring. In 1930, at the age of 19, she starred in the George and Ira Gershwin musical Girl Crazy where Fred Astaire was hired as the choreographer.
"I adore the man [Fred Astaire]. I always have adored him. It was the most fortunate thing that ever happened to me, being teamed with Fred: he was everything a little starry-eyed girl from a small town ever dreamed of." - Ginger Rogers
Over a span of 16 years, the memorable pair made 10 movies together and even later on in life, they stayed fond of each other. Shortly before his death in 1986 Astaire stated, "All the girls I ever danced with thought they couldn’t do it, but of course they could. So they always cried. All except Ginger. No no, Ginger never cried."
1933 - Flying Down To Rio | WATCH + WATCH1934 - The Gay Divorcee | WATCH/DOWNLOAD1935 - Roberta | WATCH + WATCH1935 - Top Hat | WATCH/DOWNLOAD1936 - Follow The Fleet | WATCH + WATCH/DOWNLOAD1936 - Swing Time | WATCH + WATCH1937 - Shall We Dance | WATCH + WATCH1938 - Carefree | WATCH + WATCH1939 - The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle | WATCH1949 - The Barkleys of Broadway | WATCH
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Reblogging the masterpost because of course I’m watching Barkleys again to watch Fred and Ginger kiss.

elvisgal:

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - A Masterpost.

The movies of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers revolutionized the Hollywood musical, introducing dance routines of unprecedented elegance and virtuosity, set to songs specially composed for them by the greatest popular song composers of the day. Yet despite not ever being romantically involved, their names are heavily influenced with one another’s and because of this they were and still are an iconic couple of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

"Ginger Rogers was able to accomplish sex through dance. We told mor
e through our movements instead of the big clinch. We did it all in
the dance." - Fred Astaire

Astaire started his career in dancing as a young boy; he and his sister played on the Vaudeville circuit beginning in 1906 when he was just 7 years old. In the 1920s, they played in several Broadway musicals including Lady Be Good and Funny Face. Rogers also started her career on Vaudeville. When she was 15 she won a Charleston contest which allowed her to tour with Eddie Foy and his act for six months. At the age of 17, she married Jack Culpepper; the two performed as Ginger and Pepper on the Vaudeville circuit. However, they were divorced in a few months and she went back to touring. In 1930, at the age of 19, she starred in the George and Ira Gershwin musical Girl Crazy where Fred Astaire was hired as the choreographer.

"I adore the man [Fred Astaire]. I always have adored him. It was th
e most fortunate thing that ever happened to me, being teamed with F
red: he was everything a little starry-eyed girl from a small town e
ver dreamed of." - Ginger Rogers

Over a span of 16 years, the memorable pair made 10 movies together and even later on in life, they stayed fond of each other. Shortly before his death in 1986 Astaire stated, "All the girls I ever danced with thought they couldn’t do it, but of course they could. So they always cried. All except Ginger. No no, Ginger never cried."

1933 - Flying Down To Rio | WATCH + WATCH
1934 
- The Gay Divorcee | WATCH/DOWNLOAD
1935 
- Roberta | WATCH + WATCH
1935 
- Top Hat | WATCH/DOWNLOAD
1936 
- Follow The Fleet | WATCH + WATCH/DOWNLOAD
1936 
- Swing Time | WATCH + WATCH
1937 
- Shall We Dance | WATCH + WATCH
1938 
- Carefree | WATCH + WATCH
1939
- The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle | WATCH
1949 
- The Barkleys of Broadway | WATCH

(please report broken links so they can be replaced!)

Reblogging the masterpost because of course I’m watching Barkleys again to watch Fred and Ginger kiss.

October 13, 2014

ajourneytoastar said: NICE THOUGHTS CHALLENGE. Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and send this to 10 of your favourite bloggers.

norascharles:

I was also tagged by whipcrackaway and susanapplegate! Thank you all you lovely people!! <3 <3 <3

1. I like my work ethic (though sometimes I go overboard but whatever)

2. I like my taste in film/books/music

3. I like my sensitivity (though that also gets me into trouble sometimes)

4. I like that I pretty much know what I want to do with my life (very generally, and idk what will actually happen, but I’m glad I have a goal)

5. um… I’m good at baking cookies?

I tag lemmonladylindadarnells, fuckindiva, hildy-johnson, fred—-astaire, katharinespants, inlovewithaudreyhepburn, sleeping-on-a-dandelion, myrnasloy, and fuckyeahfredandginger <3 <3 <3

A challenge! Behold!

1. I am awesome with kids and I have a huge amount of very young students in my music class who are my favorite kids ever.

2. I have fabulous fashion sense and am mega cheap about it. $200 a season keeps me clothed.

3. I’m very good at folding clothing after laundry.

4. I am a killer cook. 

5. I can sing!

I tag the following people: partytimexelent, astairical, xtremecatlady, and anyone else who feels like it.

October 6, 2014

darlinghepburn:

meet ginger rogers

If you don’t know our Gin, please take a moment.

(via norascharles)

September 29, 2014
astairical:

Fred Astaire breaks character to mouth “you’re sexy” to Ginger Rogers in Top Hat (1935). After Fred mouths those words to her, Ginger laughs and mouths back, “thanks”. It must also be noted that Fred had control over which take of the dance made it into the final film, and he chose this take on purpose.


Freddie says &#8220;you&#8217;re so sexy&#8221; to her in this dance, yes he does. This gif is just before/as he says it. It&#8217;s awesome.

astairical:

Fred Astaire breaks character to mouth “you’re sexy” to Ginger Rogers in Top Hat (1935). After Fred mouths those words to her, Ginger laughs and mouths back, “thanks”. It must also be noted that Fred had control over which take of the dance made it into the final film, and he chose this take on purpose.

Freddie says “you’re so sexy” to her in this dance, yes he does. This gif is just before/as he says it. It’s awesome.

(via classicmoviegal)

September 20, 2014

iheartingridbergman mentioned you in a post: “Don’t you know any Tumblr about actors/atresses from American cinema (during the 40s-50s) please ? Ps : I love your Tumblr :)”:
…amzical, rogersandastaire, francisalbertsinatra, fab-ingrid, fuckyeahfredandginger &hellip; they are all…

Thanks for including me. I highly recommend everyone else on this list.

September 20, 2014
On Fred and Ginger Hand Holding In The Carefree Publicity Still

noisseau:

The photo in this post belongs to fuckyeahfredandginger.

http://fuckyeahfredandginger.tumblr.com/post/21817460817/an-on-set-photo-of-carefree-check-them-out

image

So, there is a publicity still from the set of the Fred and Ginger movie Carefree. The photo is set during the filming of the…

How lovely that other people are noticing the magic. :)

September 19, 2014
Ginge and Hermes being awesome on the set of &#8220;In Person,&#8221; 1935.

Ginge and Hermes being awesome on the set of “In Person,” 1935.

(Source: susanapplegate, via somelikeiticecold)

September 15, 2014

astairical:

"A kiss seals two souls for a moment in time." - Levende Waters.

"Is not a kiss the very autograph of love?" -Henry Finck.

"The most eloquent silence; that of two mouths meeting in a kiss." -Unknown.

There was not nearly enough of this. But what there was, was very sexy and honest.

(via norascharles)

September 2, 2014
avengers-of-the-impala:

freshprincemomma:

sassy-hook:

pleasant-trees:

aprilsvigil:

manticoreimaginary:

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. 

#I watched this for too long to not reblog

Whoa.

I’m a ballroom dancer. She was meant to step on that chair and slipped. She was lucky she didn’t break her ankle, and man, he must must have been strong as fuck not to even flinch at that and immediately take her weight because she should have toppled.

No, Ginger was never meant to step on the chair. This bit is lifted directly from the stage choreography with Clair Luce. She didn&#8217;t step on the chair either.Read Fred&#8217;s book, he talks about it directly.

avengers-of-the-impala:

freshprincemomma:

sassy-hook:

pleasant-trees:

aprilsvigil:

manticoreimaginary:

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. 

Whoa.

I’m a ballroom dancer. She was meant to step on that chair and slipped. She was lucky she didn’t break her ankle, and man, he must must have been strong as fuck not to even flinch at that and immediately take her weight because she should have toppled.

No, Ginger was never meant to step on the chair. This bit is lifted directly from the stage choreography with Clair Luce. She didn’t step on the chair either.

Read Fred’s book, he talks about it directly.

(Source: ohrobbybaby, via nmimind)

August 28, 2014

basmathgirl said: BEAUTIFUL PERSON AWARD! ONCE YOU ARE GIVEN THIS AWARD, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO PASTE IT IN THE ASK OF 8 PEOPLE WHO DESERVE IT. IF YOU BREAK THE CHAIN, NOTHING WILL HAPPEN, BUT IT’S SWEET TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE THINKS YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT :)

Why thank you my dearest. The sentiment is mutual.

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