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’t step on the chair either.Read Fred’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.

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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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August 17, 2014

Anonymous said: [BEAUTIFUL PERSON AWARD!!! Once you are given this award, you are supposed to paste it in the ask of 10 people who deserve it. If you break the chain nothing will happen, but it’s sweet to know someone thinks you’re beautiful inside and out.]

:’) I needed this today. Thanks, anon. 

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August 17, 2014

sum-of-seemingly-disparate-parts said: Thank you for existing! I got sucked into a old movie marathon. Singing in the Rain lead me to On the Town which lead me Anchors Aweigh which lead me to Follow the Fleet which lead to me me re watching every Fred and Ginger movie. Then I got ended up reading fanfic about them. *sigh* Their chemistry is everything. Thanks for keeping up this tumblr!

Oh my god! I never saw this message until today! What is up with Tumblr?

In any case, THANK YOU SO MUCH. I know I am around much less than I used to be, with my job and life, but I never forget this place. There will be more coming, so thank you so much for your follow. I really appreciate that people still care about FYF&G.

Thanks again, my dear. :)

August 14, 2014

astairical:

there’s this one part in the “waltz in swing time” where fred and ginger are doing this:

and like instead of keeping his gaze on his feet, fred turns to look at ginger and smile at her and i just think that’s the sweetest thing ugh

and he doesn’t do it once he does it twice

like omg

Definitely unscripted, it’s part of what makes people love to watch them without knowing why.

August 7, 2014
thebestryanoflife:


Camera crew on crane shooting Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire performing a dance number during production of Top Hat (1935). Camera operator Joseph Biroc sits behind the camera; camera assistant-focus puller Willard Barth is on the other side of the camera. Large tear at upper corner of the image obscures the other crew members sitting behind him.

Source: The Academy

Lovely and aerial perspective which is always cool.

thebestryanoflife:

Camera crew on crane shooting Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire performing a dance number during production of Top Hat (1935). Camera operator Joseph Biroc sits behind the camera; camera assistant-focus puller Willard Barth is on the other side of the camera. Large tear at upper corner of the image obscures the other crew members sitting behind him.

Source: The Academy

Lovely and aerial perspective which is always cool.

(Source: oscars.org)

July 27, 2014

love-in-the-time:

grantscary:

so i’ve been meaning to make one of these for a while now but i’m really lazy, as you all probably already know, and i put it off for ages. but i hit 200 followers last week so i think this probably fits  in well with that.

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Thank you very much my dear!!! :D

It’s confirmed that i am an idiot and just realized I reblogged this to the wrong blog. Anyway, the thanks still stand. :)

July 13, 2014

"Barnaby Fulton, I don’t like you."

Ginger Rogers & Cary Grant in Monkey Business (1952)

THE HOTTEST SCENE IN THE ENTIRE MOVIE LEGIT I WAS WAITING FOR THEM TO THROW THE BRUSHES ASIDE AND TACKLE EACH OTHER.

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July 13, 2014

astairical:

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers.

Left: Fred and Ginger in Carefree (1938).

Right: At a reunion party in the early 1980’s.

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July 9, 2014

missmcgillicuddy said: But what if it was more comfortable dancing commando? Or maybe when he danced with Ginger he wore underwear but when he danced alone he didn't?

nO GURL thInK ABOUt iT

El Capitano would have definitely been way too jarred around, imagine having something external flopping around up in there when you’re trying to dance energetically. And seeing that on screen is no bueno, Hays Code and hilarity being what they were.

It was the fashion not to wear bras very often at the time either, and you can tell sometimes that Ginger isn’t wearing one, but the support is often built into her dresses. So you see, anything that could fly around needs to be secured.

thinking about freddie:

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