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Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers

Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers

Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers

Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers
American actress Ginger Rogers (July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was Oscar winner (1941), famous for her duo with Fred Astaire (1899-1987). In 1999 Ginger Rogers won the 14th place in the list of the 100 greatest movie stars. And at the time, she was an icon of style. Gorgeous Hollywood actress was an expert in jewellery decorations, and had a lot of them. Part of her jewellery collection appeared at 2000 December Sotheby’s auction in New York. Offered in this sale was an Art Deco charm bracelet, circa 1933 made of platinum, diamond, seed pearl and enamel (est. $5/7,000). This bracelet was an engagement present from her second husband, comic Lew Ayres. The delicate platinum chain supported five charms that related to events in her career, including a telephone decorated with opaque white enamel with a moving dial and round diamonds revealing the letters “I Love U”, an engagement ring set with diamonds, a bouquet of seed pearls and diamonds with green enamel leaves and a wedding band and a musical staff, both set with diamonds.

Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers

One of the 100 greatest movie stars, Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers

Rogers’s blonde good looks and earthy allure made her Astaire’s ideal partner. As has often
been noted, Astaire gave her class, and she gave him sex appeal. But Rogers’s substantial career extended beyond her 10 musicals with Astaire; she was an accomplished comedienne and a fine dramatic actress. She appeared in more than 70 films since 1930, having her greatest popularity during the 1930s and 1940s.

Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers

Glamorous jewellery lover Ginger Rogers

Rogers wanted to play serious dramatic roles and, in 1940, she won the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of the title character in the Kitty Foyle. The early 1940s were her golden solo years, when, without Astaire, she starred in a number of popular comedies, such as Tom, Dick, and Harry (1941), Roxie Hart (1942), and The Major and the Minor (1942).

Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers

Stunning beauty. Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers

Ginger became a professional entertainer at 14. A year later, she competed in a Charleston contest in Texas and won the main prize. The Charleston contest launched her vaudeville career, first as a solo performer and later with her first husband, Jack Pepper. The duo, known as Ginger and Pepper, were a wife and a husband. They married in 1928, and divorced three years later. Rogers continued working in the vaudeville and had a few roles in films, including a role in a Broadway musical, Top Speed (1929). Her success brought her to Paramount studio, where she played leading roles. Her first significant role was in Young Man of Manhattan (1930).

Rogers worked until 1957, appearing in a few movies, including Howard Hawks’s Monkey Business (1952), but went back to the stage, where she triumphed during the 1960s as Carol Channing’s replacement in the Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! and in a London run of Mame. She spent the 1970s and 1980s in semi-retirement, making an occasional TV appearance.

Jewellery lover Ginger Rogers

sources:
kinopoisk.ru
The Encyclopedia of Hollywood second edition Scott siegel and Barbara Siegel