First I moved the muscles up top. Then I moved the muscles below, with the top stationary. Then I moved the muscles on the right side, with everything stationary on the left. Then I moved the muscles on the left. Then I sort of rippled all the way up from my feet, with everything.

Until she died of heart failure in Hollywood last week at 58, "Shimmy Girl" Gilda Gray never forgot a single convolution of the dance that had made her famous. Sometimes, when she thought about it, she remembered those rhythmic shivers as a spontaneous creation — something...

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