LITIGATION: Nabisco Faces The Music

LITIGATION: Nabisco Faces The Music

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers -- those legendary names are as synonymous with sophistication as a jet-black tuxedo, the snow-white swirl of an evening gown, a Ritz cracker . . . A Ritz cracker? According to Astaire's widow, a subsidiary of Nabisco Brands hoped to create just such a connection when it released a million packages of its familiar Ritz snack crackers decorated with dancers in formal dress. Though the faces seem airbrushed, Mrs. Astaire and the very much living Ginger Rogers see an uncanny resemblance to a photo of the famed Hollywood hoofers from the 1935 hit film Top Hat....

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