Saturday, December 15, 2012

December 15th - Part 2 A Song and A Dance

Late Afternoon

Julie was wearing a long beaded gown, patterned with many bright colors – black, red, green and gold. The sleeves were long and wide at the ends. It was really a beautiful gown and it sparkled in the lights. This was her  costume for “On A Clear Day.”...


Night and and Heaven
The crew erected a gorgeous new set with shiny black flooring, stairs, blue skies and stars. There were also blue chiffon drapes handing from the ceiling. The floor was like glass, so you could see the dancers reflected in it as they danced. As crew finished up, we heard the pre-recorded music with Julie and Keith singing “Dancing in the Dark.”

This scene –mistakes and all—was like heaven! The lighting of the sky, stars and curtains, the singing, the floating dancers—I felt I had died and gone to heaven. Later, I realized it was as if time had gone back and I was in the studio with Ginger and Fred in the 1930s. I’m not missing it, I thought—it’s now! The glamour was true.

This blog has been change with only short excerpts in preparation for a new book...
To be continued….

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