Why should she be of any interest to us if she’s just another of Fred’s hoofers?
The answer, apart from the fact that she really can dance, is that she never achieved great heights and the reasons why are instructive, chiming in with things written of late about good looks and attitude.
# Girl tries to make good, carve a career, meets Fred Astaire. From the timeline above:
“1957: is discovered by Fred Astaire on the set of Les Girls. He’s 58; the press gives her age as 21 [actually 34 years difference]. He asks her out to dinner and Jack Cole to release her so she can appear in Silk Stockings.”
The reason you stick with a subject is you’re not satisfied you’ve sorted the anomalies in your head. Part of it is that new information comes in.
So, let me finish yesterday’s Jackie story. To do this, some assumptions must be put aside and one of those is that a pretty woman, by definition, is a nice woman. Males in particular, even those affecting cynicism, are still pulled in by a pretty woman’s becoming smile – nature has provided her with that for her survival.
A perfect example is Messalina. Comparing the two in one way only – that the come-hither can overpower a man, I believe a woman does not even understand the process of how it happens in a man’s inner workings – she just knows it does. It works.