In her ten films with Fred Astaire, the luminous Ginger Rogers only did one solo tap dance.
That dance was in the 1936 Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers film “Follow the Fleet” and the song was “Let Yourself Go,” one of three Irving Berlin songs that made it into the top ten of the 1936 hit parade.
Only five years ago, I learned that my grandfather bought my mom a replica of the Ginger Rogers costume so she could perform the song and dance from the film.
This is an extended excerpt of Ms. Rogers singing the song, followed by a dance with Fred Astaire.
And this is the solo tap dance: