Who says tinsel town is a sinkhole of shallow narcissists?
In our never ending attempt to paint an accurate portrait of this thing called Hollywood, Seraphic Secret unveils The Wit and Wisdom of Hollywood, a new feature.
via: Old Hollywood
Ginger Rogers, real name: Virginia Katherine McMath, (July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) looked in the same direction as five husbands: Jack Pepper (1929–1931) Lew Ayres (1934–1941) Jack Briggs(1943–1949) Jacques Bergerac (1953–1957) and William Marshall (1961–1969). There were no children. Rogers, an only child, was closest to her mother Lela Rogers, a newspaper reporter, screenwriter and producer.
Rogers is best known for the ten musicals in which she starred with Fred Astaire, nine films for RKO and one for MGM.
But my favorite Ginger Rogers movie is Billy Wilder’s first feature,The Major and the Minor, 1942, a delicious screwball comedy where she plays a tough “scalp massager”—code for escort—masquerading as an innocent teenager in a boy’s military academy. It’s a virtuoso performance that calls for sharp comic timing and an emotional vulnerabilty that is exquisitely expressed through wide eyes and the contours of her body.