Check out Betty Grable in “Meet Me After the Show” (1951):
- Dancing in silhouette, on the platform: Jack Cole, who staged the number. Paired with Cole for a dance-y horse race is the choreographer’s muse and assistant Gwen Verdon. This we learn from the horse’s mouth … er… from Academy of Dance on Film founder Larry Billman. Gwen’s wearing a wig, Larry suggests, or a sheath of fabric that lends her head that pony look.
- What about the color of the Travilla gown on Grable, costumer designers? And how do you like the way she jumps right on it, choreographers? You can do that too!
- The jive talk-back, Jack Cole. High hand claps, Jack Cole. Color scheme, Jack Cole. Adult humor, Jack Cole. We love this sequence!
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