The incomparable Ginger and Fred had the moves and the style. It was said at the time that she gave him sex and he gave her class. This was figuratively speaking as their relationship was on screen only.
They were absolute perfection and the perfect foil during the depression years when often the only joy people had in their lives was the rare night out at the movies. In those days entertainment wasn’t taken for granted and it was often a choice between dinner out or a movie because there wasn’t enough money for both.
The movies were an escape and they had to be special. Not a re-run of every day troubles but something out of the ordinary which could send people soaring beyond normality and into the realms of a fairytale world where everything was beautiful.
- Ginger Cocktails & Cocktails with Ginger | Pottery Barn (potterybarn.com)