The Golden Age of Hollywood

Had occasion to re-watch Roberta last night and I was struck by this dance number done by Fred and Ginger. The full 3 minutes are all done in one shot with no cuts. Fred also was a stickler that no closeups could be done since they don't allow the full dance steps to be viewed. It is a great dance number and I made a video clip of it, posted a link here too.


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Comment by Ktrek on March 22, 2009 at 12:09am
My wife and I watched this film again for the umpteenth time. I do enjoy the dance numbers in this film and also Irene Dunne's singing. I do think I have seen Ms. Dunne more gorgeous in other films. The story itself is somewhat lame and if it wasn't for the musical numbers the film would be awful. The fashions shown in the fashion show section are just outrageous and often rediculous. Still it's a fun couple of hours.


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