Jan 17, a special day for Moira Shearer and me
Have you ever seen the ballet movie, The Red Shoes, her most famous film? I first saw it at the Cinemateque in Nice, France. I lived there 3 months and would go to weekly screenings. She collaborated with Michael Powell, co-director and co-producer of The Red Shoes, in other films including The Tales of Hoffmann and the controversial Peeping Tom as a dancer in both. Red-headed Shearer was one of those women who certainly grew more beautiful with age. She was a ballerina but became more famous as an actress even though her film roles were minimal.