Crozzled state of mind.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ginger's shoe size

Wow didn't think I was going to post again. But I had been meaning to post this since last Christmas...

When I was invited by Sid Grauman to place my hand and footprints in the forecourt of his beautiful Chinese Theatre on September 5, 1939, I couldn't have been more thrilled. I had just returned from a much needed vacation in Hawaii about three weeks before, and was finishing up some retakes at the studio.
I thought about how my prints would look in cement, for all time!--and wanted them to be smaller if I could manage it. I could do nothing about the size of my hands, but my footprints--those I could make smaller. My shoe size was about 5-1/2 and my mother Lela has a smaller size shoe than I: 4-1/2. So, I borrowed a pair of my mother's shoes and slipped my toes into them and stepped into the cement and made my prints!
I sure was glad when I could take off the "cement shoes" and put on my regular walking shoes again.

--Ginger Rogers

So I'm too lazy to write out the whole source info, but here's the ISBN# for the book: 0-938817-28-0