"I'll admit I may have seen better days,
but I'm still not to be had for the price of a cocktail,
like a salted
I had almost forgotten just how wonderful Astaire and Rodgers actually were
They were the best ! Hammy dialogue, but oh the dancing....
Thanks for that John .. makes me want to go want some oldies but goodies now...lol Hugs! deb
I think my husband and I watched every Fred Astaire movie that was ever made :) My husband loved them .. he was a big fan of Dance .. all dance. And not many people in the world like Fred .. are there ? :)
Were they dancing?
Freaking fantastic !
Brilliant! My daughter and a friend were just talking about this today.
I know what they say about Ginger doing everything backwards and in heels, but...damn, Fred had an incredible grace. Nope, nobody compares.
Just beautiful dancing , makes me feel like dancing ....
Kelly had perhaps more athleticism, buy Astair can't be matched for the seeming effortless way he moved and did astounding things with his feet and body. There were so many good dancers in that era.
Groucho did it for me.
Fantastic dancing with a good choice of music and good editing.
I used to dance on tables myself after a few Babychams....not now though....not with my knees and hips....
THANK YOU! John that was marvellous.....I love me a musical and think I must have seen pretty much most of those films...what talent! Fred was so graceful but Gene Kelly was so very handsome.A great start to the day...thank you..x
Fabulous. I am going to join a dance class for old fuddy duddies,
I loved it - one heckuva good job of editing.
Thank you John, a wonderful start to the day. The incomparable Fred and Ginger - fantastic !
Oh and I did enjoy ...FAB-YOU-LUSS!
Thats why we love Strictly.
Simply brilliant. :-)
Thanks John, I needed that. x
While we are here, we might as well dance
Absolutely !! :)
Well done video showing stars of the past dancing to modern music. We need more feel good things to watch these days.
That was really fun. When I took ballet, our teacher wanted us to be able to hear the beat in the music, so we learned a routine, and she played different kinds of music so we could dance to the beat. One of the selections was a Led Zeppelin tune, and it felt quite surreal.
So the moves have always been there just needed the right music!
What a fun video! I need to watch that again ...
Very fun; I did enjoy ... except at the end where the men jumped from some height and landed doing the splits. Ouch. Other than that - yes!
Anything with Fred Despair and Mingy Rogers gets my vote!
Anything with Fred Despair and Mingy Rogers gets my vote! x
Wow! This is excellent. The dancing and the editing. came here via Andrew's Highriser.
Not Ginger here, of course, but Astaire had many fine partners. My personal favorite was Marjorie Reynolds, she of the Mr. Wong B flicks (which I also consider underrated.) This dance sequence was a restoration project of the film folks in a NYC museum -- and so has become a teaching tool for would-be editors, i.e., can you spot the cuts, not counting the obvious costume changes?!And I'll put Donald O'Connor up against Fred and Gene in ANY category of performing: dancing, singing, and acting.
Shame about the awful music though.
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