feather bracelets

“Fred was about to lose his mind. He said, ‘This damn dress.’” – Hermes Pan

“Feathers started to fly as if a chicken had been attacked by a coyote.” – Fred Astaire

“What is it? A bird? A plane?”
“No. It’s Ginger’s dress.” – Fred Astaire, Hermes Pan, Mark Sandrich, David Abel, and Argyle Nelson

“Instead of ‘Cheek to Cheek’, the song should have been called ‘Horns to Horns’.” – Ginger Rogers

“Ginger didn’t say much. I knew we were in trouble…” – Fred Astaire

“When he approached me for the trial run, it was written all over his face… Our emotions were high pitched.” – Ginger Rogers

“Fred lost his temper and shouted at Ginger.” – Hermes Pan

“The news went out that there was a blizzard on the set of Top Hat. The sightseers poured in on us.” – Fred Astaire

“They won’t remember it…” – Mark Sandrich (referring to the audience)

“It was sort of a running gag between Gin and me. I used to call her ‘Feathers’.” – Fred Astaire

“She’d say, ‘Feathers…’ and he’d say, ‘Feathers… those damned feathers…’” – Hermes Pan

“Dear Feathers,
I love ya!
Fred” – Fred Astaire’s letter to Ginger, which appeared in her dressing room as a peace offering, along with a gold feather for her charm bracelet.

Chinese Kingfisher Feather Bracelet, 1890-1910.

Kingfisher feather decoration has a long history in China dating back to the 6th century BC. Pieces like this were painstakingly made by cutting each individual filament from the feather, dragging it lightly across a special glue and then laying it into place next to the last filament, until each of the separate wire cells of the design is filled.

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