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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damnjulieandrews, darlinghepburn, deborahkerr, deforest, dinomartins, donnareeds, eldredpeck, eleanorspowell, factoseintolerant, fradine, frdirector, fred—-astaire, fuckyeahfredandginger

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meinthefifties, missavagardner, misterarchieleach, montgomeryclifts, norascharles, ohrobbybaby, owellespaddyfitz, pennycarrol

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rareaudreyhepburn, robertaylors, robertdowneyjr, rogersandastaire, salsmineo, somelikeiticecold, st4nl3yb4ldwin, starshavelosttheirglitter, stewartjimmy, susanapplegate, thebarsofhisplight, thecolgatecomedyhour, tonysperkins, tracylord, tyronepowers, vintagelatte, vivienleighed

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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.

(Source: starshavelosttheirglitter, via archiegrants)

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.

(via somelikeiticecold)

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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July 8, 2014
astairical:

So, yesterday, my awesome friend sherlockandsherkey went to this restaurant called Sardi’s, which is near Broadway. Several famous people have been there, and their caricatures are on the wall, too. She found out that Fred and Ginger had been there in 1930, around the time of Ginger’s Broadway debut in Girl Crazy. Now, we all know that those two were romantically involved at that time, and my friend managed to talk to the son of the waiter who served them when they were there. The result? Complete adorableness. 
Fred called first to make a reservation for two, but Ginger arrived there before him. He was running a bit late and came after her — thus starting all the romantic stuff. The waiter went over to the two of them — a little nervous, since he was new at the time. According to him, Fred barely paid him any attention. Most of the time, he was looking at Ginger, and most of the dinner was Fred complimenting her and telling her she looked pretty. In response, she looked back at him romantically. 
The manager came over and introduced himself to the two of them. Guess what Ginger said? “Yes, I’m here with my friend, the old man,” referring to Fred, of course! So, the manager bought them dessert and drinks, and Fred and Ginger shared a chocolate mousse. And he booped her on the nose. When the waiter came back to check on them, Fred wasn’t in his seat — he was beside her. One arm around her, and the other, holding her hand. The waiter also said that Fred told her, “Be serious, what would stand between us?” 
People were shocked to see them and started coming over. Fred was incredibly proud of Ginger, almost as if to say, “Yep, these are your fans!” They paid, leaving a huge tip, and when the waiter came back to collect the check, they were kissing. (Imagine that — with no Hays Code!) So they left, extremely happily, holding hands, and one of the waiters whispered, “Are they going to—?” 
Well, you know. For my money, they did.

*flatline*

astairical:

So, yesterday, my awesome friend sherlockandsherkey went to this restaurant called Sardi’s, which is near Broadway. Several famous people have been there, and their caricatures are on the wall, too. She found out that Fred and Ginger had been there in 1930, around the time of Ginger’s Broadway debut in Girl Crazy. Now, we all know that those two were romantically involved at that time, and my friend managed to talk to the son of the waiter who served them when they were there. The result? Complete adorableness.

Fred called first to make a reservation for two, but Ginger arrived there before him. He was running a bit late and came after her — thus starting all the romantic stuff. The waiter went over to the two of them — a little nervous, since he was new at the time. According to him, Fred barely paid him any attention. Most of the time, he was looking at Ginger, and most of the dinner was Fred complimenting her and telling her she looked pretty. In response, she looked back at him romantically.

The manager came over and introduced himself to the two of them. Guess what Ginger said? “Yes, I’m here with my friend, the old man,” referring to Fred, of course! So, the manager bought them dessert and drinks, and Fred and Ginger shared a chocolate mousse. And he booped her on the nose. When the waiter came back to check on them, Fred wasn’t in his seat — he was beside her. One arm around her, and the other, holding her hand. The waiter also said that Fred told her, “Be serious, what would stand between us?”

People were shocked to see them and started coming over. Fred was incredibly proud of Ginger, almost as if to say, “Yep, these are your fans!” They paid, leaving a huge tip, and when the waiter came back to collect the check, they were kissing. (Imagine that — with no Hays Code!) So they left, extremely happily, holding hands, and one of the waiters whispered, “Are they going to—?”

Well, you know. For my money, they did.

*flatline*

July 5, 2014

ohrobbybaby:

"And they do do it over. If they don’t like it…. I’d never ask them to do it."

The RKO Story, ep 02 - Let’s Face the Music and Dance [x]

THATS RIGHT GINGER DIDNT DO THAT

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