"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

52 Starlet Art Challenge - Ruby Keeler

The starlet for Week 5 of the 52 Starlet Art Challenge is Ruby Keeler.

Ruby Keeler was the only actress that I ever remember my mother mentioning as being a particular favorite.  I think it was because Ruby Keeler had that sort of wide-eyed innocent appeal that was so popular in the 30's.  I'm sure my Mom saw 42nd Street because she also had mentioned that Dick Powell was another favorite.  When I saw that movie as an adult, I realized that Ruby was not really a great dancer.  She just had an undeniable appeal. Any young, impressionable girl could dream to be like her.  All it took for success was luck and pluck and a modicum of talent.  Oh, and Busby Berkely, too.


  1. I love this! Not only a beautiful tribute to Ruby Keeler but an acknowledgement of the great choreographer, Busby Berkely. Great work.

  2. Oh, that's so much fun! Love all the legs!