Let's face it - we all want Ginger Rogers' cinematic wardrobe, ja?
“But Madge, you don’t understand! He…..he CHASED ME IN THE PARK.” -Ginger Rogers as Dale Tremont in Top Hat (1935).
Poor distressed Dale. How flustering it must be, to be caught in the throes of a mistaken identity mishap and not even realize it! I feel your pain, dearest - no one wants to think she was possibly entertaining an affair initiated by her friend’s husband. It must all be so confusing! For you, I mean. For us, it’s HILARIOUS. Ha ha ha. The utter indignation with which Dale / Ginger says things like “He sent me a ROOMFUL of FLOWERS!” is totally endearing, and it becomes 10x funnier when Madge / Helen Broderick responds every time with a face like this:
All I have to say is - Dale, you sure do make moral-emotional distress look adorable. I mean, look at you! Your bathing costume is just the CUTEST. Bows in your hair! Bows across your chest! BOWS EVERYWHERE! And, EVEN BETTER, polka dots! Polka dots on your suit! Polka dots on your chair! (Oh wow, I definitely sound like Dr. Seuss right now.) A hearty A+ for the Alberto Beddini Resort 1935 Collection. I especially enjoy that snappy little summer jacket / cover-up and would kind of kill for it right now. Just saying.
P.S. Note to Madge — never change. You are a fabulous human being.