Classic Movie Pictorials: Ginger Rogers on the Set… (Guest Post by Ron Fisher)

 A Pictorial Tribute: ”Miss Rogers…..to the set, please!”

I love set photos, and I love them from Hollywood’s past even more!  I have a few from Ginger to share with you today!

Ginger Rogers with Lion Hmm…not exactly Bringing Up Baby, but here’s Ginger walking a lion!  For what film…I have no idea!

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 Ginger and director Garson Kanin on the set of Tom, Dick and Harry.Ginger and director Garson Kanin on the set of Tom, Dick and Harry (1941).

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Ginger Rogers biking on the set of The Major and the MinorGinger biking ‘as Sue Sue Applegate’ on the set of The Major and the Minor (1942, director Billy Wilder)

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Ginger Rogers with Jimmy Stewart on the set of Vivacious LadyGinger with Jimmy Stewart on the set of Vivacious Lady (1938, director George Stevens)

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A dance rehearsal scene  from Vivacious LadyA dance rehearsal scene, also from Vivacious Lady!  Note the missing ceiling! Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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Ginger Rogers with James Stewart in Vivacious Ladyand again, from a scene earlier in the film (Vivacious Lady)

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Ginger Rogers Wearing Shinguards for Kick Scene in Vivacious LadyIf you’re going to get kicked in the shins…you need shin guards!  Before the famous wrestling scene in Vivacious Lady.  Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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Ginger Rogers knitting between takesGinger, knitting between takes (Vivacious Lady)…

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Ginger Rogers and Hermes Pan rehearsal Ginger with Hermes Pan during dance rehearsals (at RKO in 1936)…

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Ginger Rogers With Fred Astaire and director George Stevens on the set of Swing Time.Ginger with Fred Astaire and director George Stevens on the set of Swing Time (1936)

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 Ginger Rogers, director Garson Kanin and producer Pandro S. Berman on the set of Bachelor MotherGinger with director Garson Kanin and producer Pandro S. Berman on the set of Bachelor Mother (1939). Berman produced seven of the ten Fred and Ginger dance films (The Gay Divorcee, Roberta, Top Hat, Follow the Fleet, Swing Time, Shall We Dance, Carefree)

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Ginger Rogers CarefreeGinger getting ready to film a scene during Carefree (1938, director Mark Sandrich)

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Ginger Rogers rehearsing during Stage Doorand getting ready to film a scene with Adolphe Menjou for Stage Door (1937, director Gregory La Cava)…

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Ginger Rogers with Fred Astaire on the set of Follow the Fleet And, of course, Ginger with Fred Astaire and director Mark Sandrich (sitting in chair next to Fred and Ginger) on the set of Follow the Fleet (1936)

ginger rogers behind the scenesAgain… during Follow the Fleet

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The Gay Divorcee, The Continental, Fred and GingerFilming “The Continental” with Fred and Ginger during The Gay Divorcee (1934, director Mark Sandrich)

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Fred and Ginger, Barkleys of Broadwayand Fred and Ginger’s final film together, The Barkleys of Broadway! (1949, director Charles Walters)

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–Ron Fisher for Classic Movie Hub

Thank you to Ron for contributing this wonderful Ginger Rogers Post as part of his Fred and Ginger Pictorial Series for CMH. You can follow Ron on Twitter at @KngFish .

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