Greetings from VKMfanHuey!!!

Welcome to the Gingerology blog for the 1935 RKO film, Roberta!!!

This was the third pairing of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire...and their partnership really hits stride here, as they workout "I'll Be Hard To Handle" and glide through the beauty of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". The setting is at Roberta's, the top fashion shop in Paris - and concerns one of the designers there, Stephanie (Irene Dunne), and her budding romance with John Kent (Randolph Scott), the nephew of the lady currently running Roberta's, Aunt Minnie (Helen Westley). When Minnie passes away, John assumes the role of running the shop, but is not quite up to the task...but Stephanie should be. With help from John's musical bud Huck Haines (Astaire) and the 'Pseudo Countess Scharwenka', a.k.a. Lizzie Gatz (Rogers), who also just happens to be Huck's 'old gal' from Indiana, Stephanie might make be able to salvage the shop...and her relationship with John.

Please note the 'menu' above, which has various information regarding the film; to the right (just below the Gingerology link) there are additional links regarding the film.

Please feel free to leave a comment with any general info, links, pics, or just to say hi!

...And be sure to check out our 'main' site, Gingerology - just click on the Ginger pic to the right. There you'll find a list of ALL of Ginger Rogers' films; click on any one, and you will be directed to a 'dedicated' blog about that film (not unlike this blog).

Keep It Gingery, y'all!



Saturday, April 6, 2013

First Post...

Hi, y'all!!!

...just an 'initial post' in order to field any comments you may have regarding this blog... look for future posts over time, which will also be noted on the Gingerology home site.

Until then... thanks for dropping by, and...

Keep It Gingery!!! (KIG)!!!



  1. Very-very beautiful! Maria created something extremely beautiful with that header pic! I love how you put it all together and the colors you chose.

    If you're really such a Roberta lover, we have a lot in common. That whole film is like the most beautiful painting you've ever seen. And it unites so many different kinds of art in an ingenious way. You even hear the best bel-canto you can actually get to hear. The Italian vocal teachers of the 1500s would have had a lot to criticize in the 1800s and 1900s, but they should be fully satisfied with what Irene Dunne is presenting in Roberta.

    Ginger's part as Polish comtesse is so sophisticated and she plays it so most charmingly. Personally I'm a soloist and not much interested in dancing couples. But what Fred & Ginger do here is stunning.

    This film is very much above on my list of those I must see again some time. You find there Jean Arthur and above all Roberta.

    By the way, I started a new blog, but it's entirely political. And as I now have over 3.5 k Twitter followers, it got clicks right away. Very much different from Sweet&Hot. I don't feel like opening Sweet&Hot again. My ideas about music and movies don't get clicks so easily.

  2. thanks, Clarissa! I know this is one of your faves, and it is a very well done feature... I'm in the process of 'updating' all of these 'FilmBlogs', so hopefully I can put some cool info on here...and ANY contributions offered will be MOST appreciated!!!

    KIG, CS!!!