What is that old saying? It don’t mean a thing, if he ain’t g
ot that bling! Quick gals, strap on your furs, frippery, and your silk stockings: the next Vintage Vivant celebrates GOLD DIGGERS, March 27th, 9pm at The Swan Dive.
Imagine a room full of ladies in lace, dripping in pearls, diamonds, and gold.
For this event, drape yourself in anything
that you “earned” on a night on the town
Photo by 666 Photography
Joan Blondell in Gold Diggers of 1933
Gold Diggers of 1933 trailer
Ginger Rogers singing The Gold Diggers Song from Gold Diggers of 1933. Be sure to catch her singing in Pig Latin!
Shadow Waltz sequence from Gold Diggers of 1933 – one of the most amazing Busby Berkley dance numbers!
The Lullaby of Broadway from Gold Diggers of 1935
The tap scene that follows Lullaby of Broadway
Illustration by Chris Conn Askew
Screen shots from Battle of the Sexes (1928) – a gold digging paradise! Look closely at the shot above to see $50 bills used to rag curl her hair!
We can’t end this inspirational post without a nod to the original gold digger: Mae West.
“I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor… Believe me, rich is better”
Screenshot from Merrily We Go To Hell
Shot from Vogue.
This was too cute not to include: Gold Digger’s Song performed here by Monique Jenkinson
Pirates sing “We’re in the Money” from 1935 – check out the gals who pop out from the treasure chest!
Dick Powell sings “We’re in the Money”
Leo Reisman Orchestra with Fred Astaire singing – The Gold Diggers Song (1933)
This was my favorite remix of the Kanye West song, “Gold Digger.” Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself!