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?
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.
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.