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.