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I think Mae West was getting those parts anyway.
Somewhere after "Monkey Business" Ginger stopped being any fun, but up until then, oh how I loved that crazy broad.
I waited on her in Bergdorf's in 1978, she had what now is called a posse of very campy boys escorting her around and her star voltage was so high she was almost on fire.
It's easy to forget how beautiful she was in the 1930s and forties. In her early '30s pictures, she's a doll...and of course the Astaire films, where (as she famously said) she did everything he did but backwards and in heels."
Maureen, what a fabulous picture you've given me. And Max, I did a whole post dissecting that quote (it was from a Frank and Ernest cartoon, near as I can track it back) but I agree, in the 1930s she was a vision and she had the best figure in Hollywood.
Not just a dancer either; check out 'Roxie Hart' where she's that good she puts the mockers on any subsequent attempt at Chicago and the like.
shes earned her right to snootiness as far as I'm concearned!..I always thought there could be great Roles for old broads like Rogers and Gloria Swanson..
Of course she thought "Tender Comrade" was Communist propaganda that she was "duped" into making, so I don't particularly trust her judgment about roles.
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