Saturday, July 16, 2011
A Video Spam of Sorts.
Before the Parade Passes By from Hello Dolly! (1965)
I love that this exists. She sounds wonderful. I was discussing with some other Ginger fans today that I think she would have been a terrific Rose in Gypsy.
The Saga of Jenny from Lady In The Dark (1944)
This is... a trip. Ginger is FABULOUS, though. Which makes up for the fact that the rest of it is pretty much a hot mess.
I'll Be Hard to Handle from Roberta (1935)
Okay. Okay. Okay. So I FINALLY WATCHED ROBERTA TODAY! And no longer feel like a cheater for having watched this number 85 million times. Her accent is hilarious in the best way. She sounds like a misplaced Gabor. It's perfect. And the DANCE, holy guacamole.
The Yam from Carefree (1938)
This video has Spanish subtitles, so you can learn the whole Yam in Spanish! Fun fact: "The Yam" in Spanish is apparently "la batata." So there, being a Ginger Rogers fan is also an educational experience!
Ginger singing her very own song Used to Be You, with Jack Oakie. This is from a short called Hollywood On Parade and according to Ginger's book, the year is 1932. She says the melody came to her while riding a train and listening to the click-clack of its wheels.