Felix In Hollywood

A Blog for the Smart Set

Sunday, January 16, 2011

It's Sunday - Go Into Your Dance!


Let Joanie show you how...







Joan Crawford and Dance Director Sammy Lee, "Hollywood Revue of 1929"

8 comments:

normadesmond said...

i've said it before and i'll say it again,
i think she danced like a water buffalo in pumps.

FelixInHollywood said...

While I don't disagree, at least she never marketed herself a dancer in the movies.

The one I've never understood (and speaking of water buffaloes) is Ruby Keeler.

FelixInHollywood said...

Oops. Let me change the word "never" in my above comment to "rarely". I just remembered "Dancing Lady"!

normadesmond said...

the legend says she won a charleston contest, right? she was the crazy dancing flapper that personified youth, gaiety and motherhood.

FelixInHollywood said...

Youth, gaiety and...pardon me?

normadesmond said...

just wanted to make sure you were paying attention.

kabuki zero said...

as a talented dancer and lover of the arts kabuki feels obliged to mention that a good pair of cha cha heels was simply not available back then. god bless dance shoe technology

Ask the Cool Cookie said...

OK, I'll say it - she may never have been Ginger Rogers, but she went out there and she did danced, correct.

And chances are she danced a lot like the average woman from that era.

Not everyone gets to be as light on their feet as Gene Kelly, or as graceful as Cyd, Ginger or any of the other fair maids who graced the screen.