Chapter 17 Extras

Me and My Shadow

One would think the public would have gotten tired of Sophie singing about how she’d finally found the perfect man, but her 1928 song "He Hadn't Up ‘Til Yesterday" was another hit that did precisely that. This song mentions Ronald Colman, one of the biggest heartthrobs of the day, and suggests he would willingly give up his Bible for an evening with Sophie.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were some of the most iconic dancers of the silver screen.  They made ten movies together throughout the 1930s and 1940s and were notorious perfectionists, once demanding forty-seven takes to perfect a single dance sequence.  Their precision and style can be seen in this performance from the 1936 movie Shall We Dance.