"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Girl of the Day - Vera-Ellen

Vying with Ann Miller for longest legs in Hollywood, Vera-Ellen was the ingenue in two of the most famous musicals from the late 1940s and early 1950s, the apex of the Hollywood musical, On the Town and White Christmas.   Here's a showstopper with from White Christmas,where they teamed her with a great Broadway dancer, John Brascia, for the big numbers, rather than Danny Kaye:

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