Ginger Rogers cycles around Monterey Park, California, on a break from RKO Radio Pictures’ 1940 melodrama, The Primrose Path, in which the frequent Fred Astaire partner leaves her tap shoes behind to play a young woman determined not to follow in the path of her mother and grandmother: prostitution. Joel McCrea costars, Gregory La Cava directs. Photo: John Miehle.
Here’s the snipe: “GOING IN CYCLES… Yes, it’s Ginger Rogers, scintillating RKO Radio star. She starts on a new cycle in her brilliant screen career as a brunette in her latest film, ‘The Primrose Path,’ a down-to-earth drama adapted from George Abbott’s stage production of the same name. Ginger is taking a whirl in the Monterey Park here on a day off while on location for the picture. Her casual slack attire boasts three shades of blue worn over a turquoise cotton blouse and attached to navy flannel slacks.”