Why Ginger Rogers? Well, the explanation is very silly. Three years ago, I watched a trailer for the 1937 movie Stage Door and got a kick out of the old-time-y voiceover. The gentleman who provided the voiceover pronounced “starring Ginger Rogers” in chipper, snooty tones, dropping his Rs. Ever since, whenever something said in casual conversation sounds like a plausible title for a movie or play, I repeat the expression and add the subtitle, “Starring Ginger Rogers.” Here is a hypothetical dialogue that could occur in my house:
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