All That Glitters is Not Gold is a series of brass multiples created to go with Casting Couch. In Casting Couch, fourteen Old Hollywood actresses are cited. In their heyday, their own thoughts and opinions were often silenced. These multiples were created to represent their voice and to encourage conversation.
The multiples are small works of art that can be displayed, but can also be worn as jewelry. Because of the two magnets, the sky is the limit.
Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Missouri, U.S. in 1911. Before she was born, her mother had left her father. Because her mother had to earn a living, Ginger was mainly cared for by her maternal grandparents. As a baby, she was kidnapped by her father several times until her mother took him to court and they officially divorced.
Ginger began her career as a Charleston dancer and in Vaudeville. In 1929 Rogers was chosen to star on Broadway in Girl Crazy, which made her a star overnight at the age of 19. Naturally, Hollywood took notice. After playing several smaller parts, the movie that enamored her to the public was Gold Diggers of 1933.
Real stardom occurred when she was teamed with Fred Astaire. Together, from 1933 to 1939, they made nine musical films. Ten years after their last picture, Astaire and Rogers would reunite once more for The Barkleys of Broadway.
The films with Astaire were great hits, but Ginger didn’t win an Academy Award until 1941, for her part in Kitty Foyle. Throughout the 1940s, Ginger’s star shone, but film roles became scarcer in the 1950s. Hereafter, she focused mainly on Broadway and remained professionally active until 1987.
Rogers was a lifelong supporter of Christian Science and an outspoken Republican. On April 25, 1995, she died from natural causes at the age of 83.