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  1. Sorry to be so late with the answer, but Linda Keene's real name is Linda Thompson.
  2. Julie, Fred Astaire's estate is controlled by his widow and she is very particular about where her husband's image is used. The restrictions she places on the use of his image and film clips is sometimes too much for a documentary producer to deal with and hence, they leave him out of many things or don't bother using his image at all. I have heard when used, his image can be very $$. Hopefully, he will not be forgotten in the context of his place in entertainment history. I can see he will not be forgotten as long as there are people like those on these boards that continue to praise his wo
  3. Julie, I don't think you are going to see anything on FA in the way of a documentary in the near future, due to restrictions by the Astaire estate. The closest thing you might see is the documentary piece on Ginger and Fred in the new DVD ultimate collection set of their musicals together. Occasionally Fred is discussed within other documentaries or biographies on other people. It's too bad there isn't one on Fred. He deserves a biography piece all his own! R.
  4. Thanks for the reminder. I don't check that as often as I do the boards. Glad you liked the ranch picture and GR on skis. R.
  5. Mifty, Take another look at the scene. When Vernon and Irene meet Lew Fields, she has them on. As they prepare to do the dance, they move to a side table where she removes her hat and gloves to do the dance. An interesting side note to this dance number: many years after this film, Ginger was in the audience in New York to see "No, No Nanette" on Broadway and when a dance number came on, she sat up and took more notice - the choreographer had copied this dance number step for step. When she went back stage to say hello to the principles, the choreographer approached her and asked if she not
  6. Mifty, Here is a lobby card from the Barkleys pictured at the art gallery from my poster collection. Hope you enjoy it.
  7. Mifty, Thanks for the kind words said about Gene Kelly and Ginger Rogers. Both Gene and Fred contributed greatly to musical films and each has his own place in our entertainment history. As for Ginger, she is #1 in my book and I always strive to give people the correct information when I have it. I hope you enjoy her autobiography. I know it was a labor of love. (PS Fred is #1 in my book, too.)
  8. Mifty, I have to say you are quite wrong in your thoughts that Ginger was being "petty" because she didn't appear at the AFI tribute to Fred. She was unable to attend due to a prior scheduled commitment and she wasn't given enough notice by the AFI to reschedule. She also didn't want to take anything away from his evening and that's why she wrote him the letter. He always knew of her affection and respect for him - it was something that really didn't need to be said in public between two friends. If you saw the first Kennedy Center Honors, you would have seen Miss Rogers right the
  9. That sounds like a great idea! I haven't heard of any film productions in the works, but I do know of two stage productions: One is in Florida and will open in February. The other one has been around for a few years, playing various places as staged readings. They are still looking for the required $$ to put on a proper Broadway show. No big names in either production. As far as I know, they both deal with Ginger' early years up to about 1940.
  10. Mifty, Glad you like the Barkleys of Broadway. It is one of my favorites and I love seeing them in COLOR. I checked the scene at the train station where you say Ginger had a surprised look on her face when the car passed and Fred looked relaxed and unperturbed. I don't think the car made a noise that was edited out - Dinah was concerned that Ezra Millar was too close to the car - she is the first one to see it pass and pulls him aside. Josh sees this and he motions with his arm for the car to pass. I think Ginger was just being a good actress and concerned for her fellow actors. I don
  11. Mifty, here is a special photograph from my collection: Fred with his family taken in 1942 with Phyllis, Peter, Fred Jr. and baby Ava. Enjoy!
  12. Bobhopefan1940: if you can afford it, Costco has the Astaire Rogers 10 film set with the extra CD and documentary on sale for around $62. That is less expensive than Amazon (and you don't have to pay shipping!). The quality of the remastered DVD's of each film is really terrific. I can highly recommend it. Then, you can watch Fred kiss Ginger in all its digital glory!
  13. Sorry about the "http" location for looking at the LIFE covers. Guess I don't know how to get them to show up on the board! I'm still learning.
  14. Hope you don't mind if I jump in here. I have many of Ginger Rogers' magazine covers. Here are the other three LIFE magazines. I was fortunate enough to have her autograph them for me! What a treat. http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r240/grassistant/lifeaug2238.jpg http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r240/grassistant/lifenov551.jpg http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r240/grassistant/lifedec940.jpg
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