I was reminded of the Fred and Ginger magic a few days ago, when Geo., of Trainride of the Enigmas, wrote this post which included a wonderfully hilarious clip of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy dancing (if you haven't already done so, go see it; you'll be glad you did). They were sedate, they were coy, they were sweetly funny. And somehow, in the midst of their dainty - yes, dainty - footwork, and fluttering of coat tails, they reminded me of Fred and Ginger in a clip from Swing Time, one of the many musicals those two made together. I've watched a good number of their dance videos, and this one remains my favourite. They just made it look so easy. Of course, it isn't.
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|According to Ginger Rogers' official website, this 1982 cartoon by Bob Thaves is the original source of that great quote. Imagine!