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Easter Parade

Try to ignore Peter Lawford and enjoy Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. ’40s MGM musicals aren’t really our bag but you can’t help but enjoy watching Fred tippity-tapping away. Actually, our favourite Astaire related story comes from a time when an aged Ginger Rogers was being interviewed and listened to some nerk prattle on about how brilliant Fred was. Ginger flinched and said, “yeah, he was great…I did it backwards.”

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  1. Matt Patton

    February 27, 2010 at 12:49 am

    and she did it in high heels. Mind you, he nearly choked on the feathers she kept shedding during “Cheek to Cheek,” and she all but cold-cocked him with the sleeve of the dress she wore for “Face The Music and Dance.” As for Astaire, HIS favorite partner was Rita Hayworth, who also did it backwards and in high heels and did it better than Ginger.

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