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"Waltz in Swing Time"

Dancing to "Waltz in Swing Time."

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire are quite possibly the most famous dancing duo ever paired, and every bit of their fame is well deserved.  Of the ten musicals they made, none was ever nominated for any acting or writing Oscars (the plot of their movies is not usually their strongest feature), but the various dance numbers, be they tap or aesthetic, as well as fun songs, make them more than enjoyable.  And even though most may have been written off as "diversion" films of the Great Depression, they continue to divert quite successfully today.  Oh, and since Fred was almost always billed above Ginger, I thought I'd give Ginger her due here by putting her first most places.

On the following pages you will find information about each of Ginger and Fred's ten films together, including pictures, sound clips, a few song lyrics, behind the scenes stories, and of course, what I think about the movies themselves.   Enjoy your tour through the career of this classic screen team, and if you have any trouble opening any of the multi-media files, please visit the plug-ins page.

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