02 January 2007

Between the Acts

A bit of fun while the next post is in preparation.

As noted in an earlier post ("Divertimento" 6 December 2006), actress and dancer Ann Pennington was a featured dancer at the 1939 New York World's Fair, appearing regularly as part of "George Jessel's Old New York" exhibition at the Fair's amusement area.

Here, looking much as she did ten years earlier when performing similar dance routines in "Gold Diggers of Broadway" and "Happy Days," is Ann Pennington --- excerpted from Kodachrome home movie footage taken at the Fair, with a bit of 1930 music attached for effect and added illusion.



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