Call Me Stormy

Finding righteous currents in turbulent times

Go! Girl! Go! — Cincuenta

Tall and elegant, Charlotte Greenwood always looked so prim and proper — a model of decorum in her tailored gowns, her hair perfectly coiffed, her diction curt and formal. But the veneer was deceiving. In fact, Greenwood was a skilled comedienne, trained in vaudeville, and able — owing to being double-jointed — to kick up her heels higher than anyone else in Hollywood. As IMDB reports, “Even when well into middle age, she could perform complete leg-splits as well as kick higher than the top of her own head – sideways!” Here, she cuts loose with a young buck, much to the shock of her sanctimonious husband played by Edward Everett Horton, in The Gang’s All Here (1943).

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