Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Hermes PanThe Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

John Franceschina

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199754298

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 January 2022

Red Robins, Bob Whites, and Bluebirds

Red Robins, Bob Whites, and Bluebirds

(p.128) 6 Red Robins, Bob Whites, and Bluebirds
Hermes Pan

John Franceschina

Oxford University Press

After Hermes Pan completed work on Betty Grable’s Sweet Rosie O’Grady he was invited by Cole Porter to choreograph Mexican Hayride on Broadway but refused, preferring to continue his career on the West Coast. Following the production of Pin Up Girl, however, Pan grew dissatisfied with Hollywood and entered the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani with the view of becoming a monk. Realizing that monastic life was not to his taste, he returned to the West Coast only to be introduced to muralist Diego Rivera who invited Pan to Mexico and painted his portrait. Back at Fox Pan continues turning out musical films including Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair before he is lent out to Paramount to choreograph Irving Berlin’s Blue Skies starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby and featuring “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” After the completion of That Lady in Ermine, Fox drops Pan’s option.

Keywords:   Betty Grable, Cole Porter, Sweet Rosie O’Grady, Mexican Hayride, Pin Up Girl, Diego Rivera, State Fair, Blue Skies, monastic life, That Lady in Ermine

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .