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Stayin' Alive with Rita Hayworth

Watching this YouTube mash-up of Rita Hayworth's dance numbers and the Bee Gee's 1977 hit “Stayin' Alive,” I kept flashing back to Morgan Freeman's great smile when he sees Ms. Hayworth on the big screen in “Shawshank Redemption”: “This is the part I really like, when she does that shit with her hair.” It also made me think of a time when America danced and the world watched:

I was alerted to the above via Roger Ebert, who writes:

I've seen a lot of editing feats like this, but there seems to be an uncanny match here between the music and the action. It consumes me with the desire to see a Rita Hayworth musical right away.

Favorite moment? Begins at 2:18 with Fred Astaire.

Posted at 01:07 PM on Fri. Nov 02, 2012 in category Movies  
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Unseemly Nyets wrote:

Reminds me of how little I know about Ms. Hayworth. I always think of this photo:

Comment posted on Fri. Nov 02, 2012 at 02:07 PM

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