I’ve often heard it said that in their dance routines Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did except she did it backwards and in heels. It’s a popular comment, except of course she didn’t lead and she didn’t choreograph the dance. She did, however, dance in heels and had the bleeding feet to prove it. Fred was an infamous task master with no sympathy for his partner’s disadvantage due to her tortuous footwear. It’s no wonder they disliked each other. Fred had no idea how hard it is to dance in heels.