#vintage Musicals + Music Numbers From Old Hollywood
1953 - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Subtext is an understatement in this film. On the camp factor alone. But Jane Russell dancing in a gym full of naked men (dancing no less)… and not until the end of the scene do any of them show any interest in her. Probably because by this point they realize she could be a gay icon.
Eleanor Powell & Fred Astaire "Begin the Beguine" Tap Dancing. Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell - Broadway Melody of 1940, the second half of the "Begin the Beguine" number. The first half was a tango, formal jacket and long white dress, the kind of stuff Fred did with all his partners, except that he didn't have to cover for Eleanor Powell or maneuver fancy