Dance

The Can Can Dancers at the Moulin Rouge 1950s

The Can Can Dancers at the Moulin Rouge 1950s

The can-can dancers of the Moulin Rouge in Paris, probably taken some time in the 1950s judging by the hair and make-up styles.  Those flying leaps into the splits look really painful! The backstage photos showing them warming up before a performance are really interesting too, they were all so bendy!

Let’s Dance!

Let’s Dance!

The forecast heatwave seems to have arrived in full force today and it’s far too hot to actually dance, so here are some vintage photos of people dancing their socks off to keep us all entertained. Thinking about doing exercise is almost as good as doing it, right? Oh, and I’d like to know your(…)

Movie Tuesday: Swing Time (1936)

Movie Tuesday: Swing Time (1936)

I’d forgotten just how delightful Fred and Ginger movies are. It’s been probably 15 years at least since I last watched one and they really are the best kind of movies. If you love a good rom-com, amazing dancing and show stopping glamour, then they really are for you. Swing Time has got to be(…)

I Charleston The World

I Charleston The World

Who doesn’t love letting their hair down (or putting their hair up) and having a good dance? And if you’ve not got the moves yourself then watching dancing can be just as therapeutic. Just watching this amazing Charleston video (below) made me grin from ear to ear and I hope it has the same effect(…)

A Chinese-Inspired 1920s Ballet Costume

A Chinese-Inspired 1920s Ballet Costume

The caption which goes alongside this photo reads: Miss Finney dancing, Montreal, QC, 1923. Does anyone know anything alse about it? Isn’t the costume fabulous?

A little bit of joy for a Sunday morning: Gene Kelly and Jerry

A little bit of joy for a Sunday morning: Gene Kelly and Jerry

  Go on, have a slice of pure unadulterated joy this Sunday morning. What could be a better start to the day than Gene Kelly and Jerry mouse having a dance? This clips is from the 1945 movie ‘Anchors Aweigh’. Enjoy! x   Edited with BlogPad Pro

Caption competition: 1940s ballet dancers

Caption competition: 1940s ballet dancers

I love this 1940s ballet picure, it just made me giggle. How would you caption it? I have no prizes to give away (apart from the obvious prestige you’ll gain from having the most amusing answer) but if you’re in it for financial gain you can always enter my latest competition too ūüėČ

Atomic dancer

Atomic dancer

An “atomic pin-up girl” dancing in front of a (stemless) mushroom cloud. This photo was taken at Upshot-Knothole Dixie¬†on¬†6th April 1953. I’m assuming somebody thought it was a good idea to photograph a pin-up shoot in from of an Nuclear test, but it all seems very strange now. I guess attitudes were very different in(…)

Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar

Photo of Bob Cummings and Julie Newmar from the television program My Living Doll. Source and copyright:This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.

Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron

The wonderful French actress and dancer Leslie Caron, (she was the one in An American in Paris with Gene Kelly) in a publicity photo. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice. Edited with BlogPad Pro

Ballet dancers 1940s

Ballet dancers 1940s

Ballet dancers from the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo rehearsing the Nutcracker in 1940. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.   Edited with BlogPad Pro

Rita Hayworth dancing with Fred Astaire

Rita Hayworth dancing with Fred Astaire

Rita Hayworth dancing with Fred Astaire from the movie ”You Were Never Lovelier’ Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice

Fred & Ginger: They All Laughed

Fred & Ginger: They All Laughed

I just love this beautiful dress! Clip from Shall We Dance. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing to “They All Laughed.”