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THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
Ginger Rogers' career started with her winning the local Charleston Contest in Fort Worth and covered everything from her musicals with Fred Astaire to comedies and murder mysteries.  So . . . to start you off . . . a classic number from Gold Diggers of 1933 . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJOjTNuuEVw
 

A website for herself! www.gingerrogers.com!

GINGER ROGERS . . . ADMIRAL?!

MUSIC: Dancers

The Major and the Minor (1942)

Ginger Rogers returns to Fort Worth,TX, to be interviewed with Bobby Wygant and talks in part about preserving movies, including her own:

Watch Ginger Rogers on What's My Line? 
 
And then Love Boat :
 

     One of the lesser known dances - heck, movies! - that Ginger Rogers did with Fred Astaire is "The Yam" from Carefree (1938). . . for good reason!
     Astaire and Rogers are as great as ever, the music is catchy and Ginger Rogers sang the song with her usual talent but . . . .  It's more novelty number than classic cinema.
     So why is Maven including it?
     A.  It does have Rogers and Astaire.
     B.  It's different.
     C.  It makes a great trivia question.
     D.  It's cute.
     F.  It's Maven's website!

Ginger Rogers, Local Girl Makes Good in Hollywood
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Click on the Picture to Read the Article

     There are two clips from Roxie Hart (1942 - See the picture at the top of this page).  One is from the deleated Carleston scene at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myq6hg2gcWw&feature=related.
     The other fuzzy one . . . maybe it's a old copy of a clip . . . maybe it's bootleg . . . but it's Rogers' Black Bottom at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDGN78kS9X0.
 
Now . . . an assortment of other Ginger Snaps:
 
     Flying Down to Rio (1933):  Music Makes Me [the very end is chopped off] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4wHBjBrP5o
 
     Flying Down to Rio (1933):  Carioca
 
     Flying Down to Rio (1933):  Orchids in the Moonlight
(with Delores del Rio and Raul Roulien; just don't ask Maven to translate the introduction!)
 
     The Gay Divorcee (1934):  The Continental http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1unAYUdGEYI (with Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire and Erik Rhodes)

Ginger Rogers as "Roxie Hart" (1942)
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In a Charleston Number Cut from the Movie

     How about a little known Ginger Rogers movie?!  This is a link to "Heartbeat" (1946) with Rogers, Jean-Pierre Aumont and Basil Rathbone:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix8VnMvDYNo
 
     And for more information on the movie, try the Internet Movie Database at www.imdb.com/title/tt0038592/.

Ginger Rogers with Lyle Talbott
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In "A Shriek in the Night" (1933)

Eleanor Powell
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In 1933

     Ginger Rogers and Eleanor Powell were both in Queen High from 1931 if this video is correct - the only time Maven knows of that had both ladies in the same movie and before either danced their way into Hollywood History with Fred Astaire:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTncL89alok&feature=related

Ginger Rogers' Home
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Beverly Hills, California

     This is from an Time article that has a brief mention of Rogers' home: 

     Ginger Rogers' precocity was not confined to her stage career. At eleven, she played a piano solo of MacDowell's To a Wild Rose in a Fort Worth auditorium. At 17, she married a vaudeville hoofer named Edward (Jack) Culpepper. Ginger left Culpepper three months later, divorced him, married Hollywood Actor Lew Ayres in 1935, separated from him the same year. At present unattached, she lives with her mother in the highest house on Beverly Crest, in Beverly Hills.

     Designed and furnished by Ginger and her mother, the Rogers house is equipped with standard Hollywood conveniences of tennis court, bird's-eye view, projection room, outdoor bath, and such eccentric Hollywood conveniences as a built-in soda fountain. Ginger enjoys making herself chocolate sodas behind the fountain, but goes around to sit properly in front of the counter to drink them. In her studio, she makes portrait sketches and sculptures.

CINEMA: Dancing Girl