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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sandrich Being Sour

"Apparently Ginger used to bombard Newman with all sorts of crazy ideas for dresses, including a bizarre ‘granite’ costume and even a gown made of mirrors – to which RKO director Mark Sandrich apparently remarked, ‘Ginger, we can’t use it. You can see the camera reflected in your tits’. It is said she stormed off set after that, and quite right too."

This is from Clothes on Film, so take a look at the whole post if you are interested in A) Clothes, B) Film, C) Ginger's dress in Pick Yourself Up.

15 comments:

Maggie said...

Hilarious. Why did she think that would work? Oh Ginge...

Pink Flower said...

Great link you found there! Thanks for sharing, can never tire of pictures of Ginger

VKMfan (JW Huey) said...

...well, she couldn't ALWAYS be right, could she??? :-)
cool info, Lauren!

KerrieGrant said...

NEAT link! Very appropriate title.

Gee, Lauren, maybe you should go with Ginger's idea and design the mirror dress. You could wear it to your next New Year's celebration. I wonder how pictures snapped of you in that dress would come out. :)

Lauren said...

@ Maggie: I suppose she was thinking like a right-brainer, as in look over logistics.

@ Huey: Haha yeah, imagine trying to dance with granite and mirrors on your dress?? (Well maybe not YOUR dress specifically...)

@ Kerrie: The camera would be reflected, that's what would happen. I'd probably look like a christmas tree ornament.

I wonder how Ginger envisioned it - like a mosaic of mirror shards? If I HAD to have some mirror on a gown I would make a mosaic mirror belt for my waist and maybe a little brooch. OR HAIRPIECE.

Lauren

KerrieGrant said...

One other thing...
How can we be sure any of that statement is true? All the statements in that paragraph were qualified with an "apparently" or "it is said" with no reference to source. I'm not from Missouri, but I'm definitely of the "show me" mentality.

Lauren said...

I'm of the Wikipedia supporters. It could be fishy, but if someone's actually taking their time to do that, it's probably true.
But I actually thought about that, if it wasn't actually said. But that's okay. How do you know it wasn't said? I'll go with: until someone proves it wasn't said, it was said. ;)

Lauren

Chris said...

Hi guys,

I wrote the Swing Time article for my site Clothes on Film. You're right that I should have referenced it.

Thinking back most of the research came from the book ‘Astaire Dancing’ by John Mueller while the Sandrich quote was from ‘The RKO Story’, which was on UK telly Christmas 2008.

Regards,

Chris Laverty

Lauren said...

Thank you! How'd you find this so fast? Pretty good!
I enjoyed the article very much. And I have Astaire Dancing. Thanks for stopping by to explain.

Chris said...

Ah-ha, your site popped up on my stats list as a referral.

It's a lovely blog by the way.

Chris

Lauren said...

Because of this post? How funny!
Thank you!

Lauren

Gingerella said...

It could also be a man's misunderstanding of what she was requesting...note that nothing is said about Newman's response, only Sandrich's, and we all know he was rather an uncouth gent that didn't like our Ginger regardless.

Great link!

sneakysnoo11 said...

it seems Ginger was ahead of the fashion game.. I believe Lady Gaga may have cashed in on the mirror dress idea! NOt sure even she could work the granite though....

SassyGinger said...

LOL she was a little bit of a clothes horse wasnt she? Im always amazed how she knew how to work those dresses. For example watch the end of They Can't Take That Away From Me in Barkleys of Broadway. Watch how she works the skirt in the final spins! And of course who can for get the Never Gonna Dance scene!

SassyGinger said...

Just another example of Ginger's worse enemy - Mark Sandrich...of course he tried to get revenge on her with her opening shot in Follow the Fleet when Sherry is in the closet looking for her shoe. But of course Ginger makes it work!