Sip some fashion nostalgia Sunday

Travel back in time to Hollywood’s Golden Age and take a peek in starlet Ginger Rogers’ wardrobe at a tea and fashion show Sunday to benefit Southern Oregon Historical Society.
The show features 20 of Rogers’ personal gowns, including one she wore on the Bob Hope Show. The event, which includes a tea and silent auction, begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Road in Medford. Buy tickets at the door for $50 apiece. Only 25 out of 300 tickets remain, as of early Friday. (If you go, don’t forget to dress up. Feather boas and other embellishments are encouraged.) Twenty-five pairs of Rogers’ shoes will be auctioned off. Her former secretary will provide the audience with some insider information about the starlet.
Rogers bought a 1,000-acre ranch on the Rogue River in 1940, the same year she starred in “Kitty Foyle” for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
She retired in the Rogue Valley in 1969 and is the namesake for downtown Medford’s Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater.
Sharon Becker, wife of Paul Becker who is an executor for Rogers’ estate, came up with the idea for the show to mark the 100th anniversary of Rogers’ birth. 

I’ll provide coverage of the event Sunday, including information on how Rogers’ impacted Southern Oregon and the historical society’s role in keeping her and other Southern Oregon historical characters alive in the minds of the community. I’ll also blog here about some of her gowns.

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