Kimberly wrote on 7/3/2012, 7:07 PM
Very enjoyable. In particular, Fred and Ginger made it look soooooo easy!
ushere wrote on 7/3/2012, 7:09 PM
very neat.....
rs170a wrote on 7/3/2012, 7:30 PM
Thanks Jack. That was a great reminder of the "good old days" of Hollywood.

Arthur.S wrote on 7/4/2012, 3:57 AM
Brilliant! Is it me, or were woman better lookin' back then? :-)
PeterWright wrote on 7/4/2012, 4:23 AM
They certainly were easy on the eye Arthur - don't know whether you were too though!

Great clip, thanks for posting Jack.
JJKizak wrote on 7/4/2012, 6:18 AM
The brilliance was matching the beat with every take.
JackW wrote on 7/4/2012, 2:07 PM
You're right, JJ. Someone had a lot of time on his hands to research and edit this. Must have been fun looking at all those old films.

Jay Gladwell wrote on 7/6/2012, 10:04 AM

"That's Entertainment!"

riredale wrote on 7/9/2012, 11:06 AM
Pretty hot babes, and not a single silicone chest in the lot. I think that proves something, but without my morning coffee I really can't remember what.

I always wondered about the other dancers on the stage, the ones who didn't get top billing. Could someone make a living at this, or did they go on to become housewives, waitresses, and parking-lot attendants?
JackW wrote on 7/9/2012, 2:16 PM
I don't know about the dancers in film, but on Broadway they're knows as Gypsies or Chorus Gypsies and make a pretty good living. Union scale these days is definitely a (modest) living wage.

Many that I've known over the years have danced in chorus lines for 15 to 20 years and aspire to nothing more. Some who have both the looks and talent wind up out of the chorus doing feature roles on stage and from there may do Hollywood too.

Back in the day, when the Fred Astaire/Rita Hayworth films were being made, Hollywood studios maintained a stable of chorus men and women who worked regularly in the many musical films that were being produced each year.

Soniclight wrote on 7/11/2012, 5:51 AM

Thanks for this clip, I couldn't resist sharing it at Facebook. Shee-zus, the grace with which Fred and Rita glide is really amazing -- looks so "easy" indeed. As to the Bee Gees, I was into them in the early 70s or earlier as I grew up in Europe with tunes like "Massachusetts" and such. It is only later that they went big time and more disco-ish.

As to sync-ed to dance videos, the below is far less sophisticated but its still kind of cute.

JackW wrote on 7/11/2012, 1:05 PM
Great stuff! Those were the days.

rs170a wrote on 7/11/2012, 1:59 PM
I always loved this dance number.


JJKizak wrote on 7/11/2012, 2:10 PM
Fred's Tap dance with Eleanor Powell was so good, what can I say.