Hermes Pan choreographed everything from “Swing Time” in 1936 to Elizabeth Taylor’s “Cleopatra” (including the spectacle – dancers, warriors, witch doctor’s, elephants, and zebras – that was Cleopatra’s procession into Rome).
Pictured above with Ginger Rogers, he was a soft-spoken gregarious man who was loved by his dancers. Recently a biography was completed by John Franceschina, titled: Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire: John Franceschina: 9780199754298: Amazon.com: Books. A fascinating look at a rare talent.
I watched Fred and Ginger movies since I was little, I always thought Fred did his own choreography. Now I know. Question, could I take an image, like the one above with Hermes and Ginger and put it on my tumblr blog? I would link back to your blog. Here’s my info…. http://thebluethread.tumblr.com/
Hi Doll, of course – please cut and paste to your heart’s content. Linking absolutely appreciated!
Hermes Pan! He choreographed Cleopatra’s entrance into Rome in 1962. Did you know that?
I am a fully paid uo member of the heavy rock generation,but how can you fail to be captured by the magic of Rogers and Astaires dance.Simply amazing.
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