Jack Cole rehearses Marc Platt, Rita Hayworth in “Down to Earth”

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Jack Cole (seated, pointing) rehearses Marc Platt & Rita Hayworth for “Down to Earth” (Columbia, 1947) in the photo at left. Platt executes the move in costume and a (bad) wig, at right. Cole was very big on gladiators; judging by the look on Platt’s face, the dancer was perhaps less so.

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Photos: courtesy Larry Billman, The Academy of Dance on Film

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