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Wendy Davis Is No Ann Richards

After waffling on open carry gun laws, changing her stance on late term abortions, and battling accusations of embellishing her bio, Davis might want to take a...

That Wealth Spreader.

In the 1943 movie Tender Comrade, Ginger Rogers utters the words "Share and share alike--that's democracy." Nobody objected at the time, but four years later,...

That Old Feeling: A Stellar Astaire

They were all dancers. James Cagney propelled himself through space like a bullet or a bull terrier, his torso a few seconds ahead of his legs; anyone without a...

CINEMA: MAKERS OF MELODY

In The Jazz Singer, after Al Jolson says, "You ain't heard nothin' yet," he doesn't burst into speech. He sings Toot Toot Tootsie. In the dawn of sound, talking...

Cinema: Sore Glums Absolute Beginners

Musicals used to trade in innocence. Fred Astaire could get a thrill just from being caught in the rain with Ginger Rogers. Gene Kelly shouted, "Gotta dance!" as...

Cinema: Dancing Girl

No. 1 current trend in U. S. cinema is biography. Biographical cinema got off to a good start three years ago when Warner Bros. made The Story of Louis Pasteur,...

Cinema: Can Dance a Little

They were all dancers. Cagney propelled himself through space like a bullet or a bull terrier, his torso a few seconds ahead of his legs; anyone without a...

Movies: Ginger Peachy

Is Ginger Rogers ready for the museum? Well—yes and no. At 55, she is still a star, hoofing and puffing her way through Hello, Dolly! on Broadway at well over...

Books: Memory Lane

THE FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS BOOK by ARLENE CROCE 191 pages. Outerbridge & Lazard. $9.95. He had an undernourished clown's face, an indeterminately skinny...

Time Essay: THE MEANING OF NOSTALGIA

HOW much more nostalgia can America take? The compulsion to paw and moon over the good old days extends far beyond Broadway; without question, the most popular...

People: Apr. 23, 1965

Verbally, and for the best of causes, she has ridden as rough as daddy—and the ride's not over. As her Negro chauffeur drove Alice Roosevelt Longworth, 81,...

Time Listings: Jul. 19, 1963

TELEVISION Thursday, July 18 The Twilight Zone (CBS, 9-10 p.m.).* Mystery of an American astronaut who loses contact with ground control for six hours...

Time Listings: CINEMA

From Hollywood Damn Yankees. Gwen Verdon, as the nimblest dancer in this or other worlds, and Ray Walston, as a button-down Beelzebub, in a bouncy remake of...

The New Pictures, Mar. 27, 1944

Tender Comrade (RKO-Radio) is a kind of Little Women of World War II. But most of the characters are grownups who speak a curious chewing-gum dialect...

Cinema: Also Showing

Current and Choice Having Wonderful Time (Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; TIME, June 27). Holiday (Katharine Hepburn, Gary Grant, Edward Everett Horton;...

Cinema: The New Pictures: Dec. 16, 1935

In Person (RKO), Ginger Rogers' first starring picture, presents her as an "agoraphobe."* A cinema star, she fears crowds as a result of having been mobbed...

Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 25, 1949

The Berkleys of Broadway (M−G−M) is a light-hearted Technicolored reunion for Hollywood's best-known dance team: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The last time...

MANAGEMENT: Toward Better Understanding

"The time has come when more & more women must go into business . . . The manpower barrel has been scraped clean . . . Let the men laugh at woman's intuition...