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Two mink gowns were created. The first, lined with glass rubies and emeralds, cost $35,000 to make. However, this dress was too heavy for dancing. A second version of the mink dress was created, lined with sequins, which was lighter so Ginger Rogers could dance in it. Both gowns are shown in the movie. The dress with the glass jewels was donated to the Smithsonian Institution.
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Not quite up to the Broadway show, but a film worth seeing
About the only Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin song included from the Broadway show about a lady advertising executive undergoing psychoanalysis is "The Saga of Jenny", but that is almost enough. Just why this film version appears lost to Television and Video viewers is a puzzle to me as well as a great pity. It was a great vehicle for Ginger Rogers, and as a story, both thoughtful and entertaining. Remember the line from the song, something like this: "Jenny made her mind up when she was twelve, that into foreign languages she would delve. But at seventeen at Vassar, it was quite a blow. In twenty-seven languages, she couldn't say no!" What a song!
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