I’d forgotten just how delightful Fred and Ginger movies are. It’s been probably 15 years at least since I last watched one and they really are the best kind of movies. If you love a good rom-com, amazing dancing and show stopping glamour, then they really are for you. Swing Time has got to be(…)
Screen Idols: Fred Astaire
Was Fred Astaire the greatest dancer on the silver screen? Personally I think he probably was, I grew up glued to Fred and Ginger movies and absolutely adored him! Born Frederick Austerlitz in 1899, Fred took to the stage at an early age singing and dancing with his sister Adele in a vaudeville act (see(…)
What’s in a name?
Quite a lot if we believe the Hollywood Studios of the 30s and 40s! There were only a handful of Classic Hollywood stars who kept their own names, including Jane Russell, Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn and Grace Kelly. The majority of actors and actresses had their identities completely re-written. How many of these 20(…)
Rita Hayworth tap dancing with Fred Astaire (and more than keeping up!)
I love this clip of Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire tap dancing to The Shorty George from the movie You Were Never Lovelier by Columbia Picture (1942). Isn’t she incredible?
Quotes: Fred Astaire on kids today
The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any: Fred Astaire Original photo source and copyright: This media file is in the public domain in the United States.
Rita Hayworth dancing with Fred Astaire
Rita Hayworth dancing with Fred Astaire from the movie ”You Were Never Lovelier’ Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice
Fred & Ginger: They All Laughed
I just love this beautiful dress! Clip from Shall We Dance. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing to “They All Laughed.”