We can't let this day go past without marking the birthday of the great and lovely Ginger Rogers (born on this day in 1911). Here she is, letting herself go in a display of virtuoso tap - with and without Fred (the world's least convincing gum-chewing tar) - in Follow the Fleet. The middle one of the backing singers, by the way, is Betty Grable. Enjoy - and be warned, that tune will be bouncing around in your head for the rest of the day.
Nige, who, like Mr Kenneth Horne, prefers to remain anonymous, was also a founder blogger of The Dabbler and a co-blogger on the Bryan Appleyard Thought Experiments blog. He is the sole blogger on this one, and his principal aim is to share various of life's pleasures. These tend to relate to books, art, poems, butterflies, birds, churches, music, walking, weather, drink, etc, with occasional references to the passing scene.