You Were Never Lovelier (released on 11.19.42) was the second of two Fred Astaire-Rita Hayworth collaborations; the first was You’ll Never Get Rich (9.25.41).

It’s been said that Hayworth was Astaire’s all-time favorite dance partner. Yes, more so than Ginger Rogers, Cyd Charisse and Barrie Chase.

Those creamy amber-beige tones are fake, of course, but they remind me of early-era Technicolor. The color in William Wellman‘s Nothing Sacred (’37) looks like this in the outdoor scenes.