Thursday, December 10, 2009


As I am particularly busy today and as my internet connection is particularly slow, blogging will be light to possibly non-existent. So, I thought, some more entertainment. I don't believe we have had Ann Miller, possibly the best solo female dancer in Hollywood musicals (and later on Broadway). Here she is in what she considered to be her best number: Shaking the Blues Away from Easter Parade. The rather appalling story is that she was actually in a back brace when she recorded this (though it is hard to see where) because some months before that her then husband had pushed her down the stairs and she had broken her back and, soon afterward, lost the baby she was carrying. Yet she produced this amazing dance:


  1. Apologies are really not needed for Ann Miller rather than politicians.