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Rita Hayworth dances to "Stayin' Alive"

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I've seen a lot of editing feats like this, but there seems to be an uncanny match here between the music and the action. It consumes me with the desire to see a Rita Hayworth musical right away.

Thanks for the link to MIchael Jones.

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