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More on the way you look tonight


If you didn't already see it, my latest theme features a Jerome Kern song and Fred Astaire singing. I love the song, love Fred singing it, and built the theme around the nostalgic look of the anonymous but lovely faces that we come across while browsing in antique stores and estate sales. I love imagining who the women in the photos are.

The movie Swing Time shows Fred and Ginger in a sentimental but comical scene featuring the song.


I only wish I could look so beautiful in shampoo!

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Happy Birthday Cole Porter (June 9, 1891)

Cole Porter wrote Night and Day for the last of Fred Astaire's stage shows, Gay Divorce (1932). This play was later remade into the movie The Gay Divorcee (1934). This is early Fred and Ginger, only their second movie together, and the Night and Day number is one of the most elegant and emotionally sparking of their work together. I give much credit to the song, which has always been a favorite of mine. Words and music by Cole Porter.



The way this ends always brings tears to my eyes.

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