Tag: choreography

November 20, 2013 /

Check in later today to see what Miss Charisse had to say about dancing with Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire…

July 22, 2013 /

Babies, you know I love an homage. Hats off to David Fincher. . .

February 22, 2013 /

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…

January 26, 2013 /

We used to have National Geographic dating back to 1924, and LIFE magazine back to 1939, a magic portal to other times up two flights of stairs to the attic. Most of the magazines are gone, cleaned out in a massive Spring Cleaning. Now I wish I had realized what…

January 17, 2013 /

Two performers who knew how to move:

November 27, 2012 /

Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe on set: Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in action: .

November 16, 2012 /

Lobby card: In an era of breadlines, Depression, and wars, I tried to help people get away from all the misery; to turn their minds to something else. I wanted to make people happy, if only for an hour.   Busby Berkeley

November 16, 2012 /

“Waltz of the Shadows”: Recognize the set?

November 16, 2012 /

Blah blah blah a book by it’s cover… This one is fascinating, and I happen to love the cover – Mr. Berkeley (who staged and choreographed “Gold Diggers of 1933”) on the set before the earthquake hit (one of the drawbacks of life in LA). To find out what happened…

October 22, 2012 /

This was Fred Astaire’s first film appearance in a film starring Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, and Franchot Tone: –