The Gay Divorcee (1934) Poster


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Edited into 

Joan of Paris (1942)
Footage from the opening "Don't Let It Bother You" scene in the Parisian club is used at the start of the film.

Referenced in 

Roberta (1935)
The Lady Consents (1936)
Sheet music shown for "The Continental" has Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers on the cover
September in the Rain (1937) (Short)
The Rosemary Clooney Show: Episode #1.3 (1956) (TV Episode)
Rosemary Clooney says the first thing she thinks of when she hears the word "continental" is a song, a dance, and Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. She then sings the song from the film.
The Waltons: The Bicycle (1973) (TV Episode)
The movie that Ann Harris and the Walton children went to see at the theatre in nearby Rockfish and mentioned as the second film Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers appeared in together.
Are You Being Served?: A Bliss Girl (1978) (TV Episode)
One of the perfumes Mr. Humphries tries on is called "Gay Divorce".
To the Manor Born: The Spare Room (1980) (TV Episode)
Richard: A gay divorcee, that sounds promising.
Charade (1984) (Short)
Danger Mouse: Multiplication Fable (1985) (TV Episode)
The alien mentions Fred Astaire and sings 'The Continental'
Night Court: Dan's Escort (1986) (TV Episode)
"Sir, I just loved you in The Gay Divorcee."
Biography: Betty Grable: Behind the Pin-up (1995) (TV Episode)
Pinky and the Brain: Mice Don't Dance/Brain Drained (1997) (TV Episode)
"The Gay Incontinental" Astaire/Rogers movie seen on a marquee
The Simpsons: Wild Barts Can't Be Broken (1999) (TV Episode)
Luann Van Houten is described as a "gay divorcee".
De-Lovely (2004)
numerous mentions
Edgemont: Moving Day (2005) (TV Episode)
Wayne refers to the film and its stars Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
The Dick Cavett Show with Mel Brooks (2006) (TV Movie)
mentioned by Mel Brooks
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.192 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "I Love a Show Tune"
The Cinema Snob: Gayracula (2013) (TV Episode)
"What's next, The Gay Divorcee?"
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.61 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer to a question about the movie in which Ginger Rogers first danced with Fred Astaire asked when Eliesha and the Chaser go head to head.

Featured in 

Fred Astaire: Puttin' on His Top Hat (1980) (TV Movie)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire (1981) (TV Movie)
Musical clip of Astaire
Cocoon (1985)
Bess watches the Continental dance scene in her home
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Broadway: The American Musical (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Features Fred Astaire singing "Night and Day".
Broadway: The American Musical: I Got Plenty o' Nuttin': 1929-1942 (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are shown.
Let's Dance (2009)
the documentary shows clips from this film

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Life on the Fast Lane (1990) (TV Episode)
The dance sequence between Marge and Jacques at Jacques apartment is taken directly from it.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm Going on a Date with Josh's Friend! (2015) (TV Episode)
"Settle for Me" is done in the style of Fred and Ginger, mainly parodying the "Night & Day" sequence from this film.

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