I am fairly confident that this is a style I can pull off successfully. Ginger Rogers's hair in the movie, In Person, seems simple and easy to do, after the initial set. The hairdest part for me will be to set the main wave in front on top. The curls are easy as I have done them a million times before.
Here is how I set my hair. I imagine it isn't going to be as nice and smooth in the morning after sleeping on it, but I am hoping it will help the hair take shape in order for me to pin it in place.
I set the wave by grabbing the top of my hair and easing it down letting it fall naturally into a wave and then using combs to hold the wave I created in place. For an extra howdy do I used a vintage metal wave clip. I am not sure how that one will turn out, but we'll see.
I am hoping that I allowed my hair to dry enough before I set it so that my curls comeout shapely instead of wet. :-/
Here are more photos of Ginny's hair!
It is the next day... I should have let my hair set another day in order to get proper curl, but I was meeting a friend for lunch and needed to style my hair. Wouldn't you know it! There was that ONE lone strand that decided it wasn't going to dry and was stick straight! Dammit. I ended up using the curling iron on it quickly to try to fix it. It did as well as it could in the time I had availible.
You can see when I took my hair out of the curlers and combs that a nice deep wave was created. Unfortunately for me, I only had small combs and could have used a longer one to create a wave that went all across my crown instead of just the one spot. Also, for this style, the metal clip was unnessesary and made pinning the hair back a bit more difficult.
Because of the thickness, weight and texture of my hair, it is all too often that I brush out the wave when trying to smooth it out. I tried extra carefully to on do that, but even still, I was left with a shallow wave instead of a deep one.
So in the end... this is what I came up with. Not perfect, but I suppose well enough for a first attempt.