"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

Friday, March 8, 2013

Girl of the Day - Cyd Charisse!

Today's birthday girl was an easy selection.   One of the truly great dancers during the classic era of movie musicals, Cyd Charisse held her own (and then some) with Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire in classics like Singin' in the Rain and The Band Wagon (one of my personal favorites).   Here she is with Astaire:

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