Zorina the Ballerina

Zorina the Ballerina

Prima Ballerina: Vera Zorina Vera’s parents were both professional singers, in Norway where Vera grew up. Zorina already had show business in her blood. Soon it was realized, not only could she sing, but she was an amazing dancer. Her … Continue reading

Femme Fatale Series:  Jane Greer in “Out of the Past”

Femme Fatale Series: Jane Greer in “Out of the Past”

Out of the Past is probably, one of my favorite films noir. This 1947 film, is a perfect noir, with narration and flashbacks, throughout the movie. Out of the Past stars Jane Greer as the femme fatale, who kills and … Continue reading

ROSIE THE RIVETING, RIVETER !!

ROSIE THE RIVETING, RIVETER !!

“Can you use an electric mixer? If so, you can learn to operate a drill.”! This slogan was one of many, used for government propaganda, to entice housewives to go to work, during WWII. The work was mainly, munition assembly … Continue reading

Vive la révolution!

Vive la révolution!

Danielle Darrieux was a French-born, actress and singer. Her career spanned 8 decades, one of the longest in film history. At age 7, when her father passed away, Danielle started playing the cello. She studied in Paris, at the Conservatoire … Continue reading

Ginger Rogers, The Dancing Queen

Ginger Rogers, The Dancing Queen

Marc Bolan, of the band T-Rex, sang: “I danced myself right out the womb..” I believe this musical line applies to the legendary, Ginger Rogers. Ginger was a “Cosmic Dancer”, winning a “Charleston” dance competition at age, 14. Ginger’s fame … Continue reading