“Everything was very, very nice – our partnership, particularly. Ginger and I, we avoided, purposely, sloppy love scenes between us. We would sing, ‘You kiss while you’re dancing…’ but we never did the kiss. That was one of the reasons for the success that we had. They wished that we would grab each other in an embrace. And we might, a little bit, occasionally, during our dance steps.” – Fred Astaire, in a 1980 interview for ABC, explaining why he and Ginger Rogers rarely kissed in their 10 films together.