Sunday, March 27, 2005

Easter and Parades

E: Happy Easter!
F: Joyeux Paques!
I: Felice Pasqua!
G: Kalo Pascha!

Unfortunately it is not a sunny day and it feels cold. After a sunny Saturday which ended in rain, what do you expect?

Easter Parade with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland is on. I love Fred and loathe Judy (her daughter's even worse). Can you believe the part was originally intended for Gene Kelly, but he dropped out after breaking his ankle? I don't think I could see him in such a light-hearted role. He was more sexy and muscular than Fred, who was more of a gentleman from another era and as the movie is set in the 1910s, he is perfect for it. I mean, to see Kelly dancing with Cyd Charisse in Singin' in the Rain is enough to make any lady swoon.

Fred's old dancing partner, Miss Hale (part for which Cyd Charisse dropped out due to pregnancy), cuts a dashing figure reminiscent of the popular look of the day. Lady in walking suit with elegant dog. A couple of pictures for you.

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