Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fred Astaire

Upon the recommendation of our friend Anon of NY I picked up a copy of Fred Astaire by Joseph Epstein at the local library.

There are three things of note in Fred's life.

He was a very private man and a perectionist in his craft. You have never heard a whiff of scandal about his life

Wasn't a bad singer. Many of the leading song writers of the 20th century wrote some of their best work for him.

He could dance a bit on stage. Never socially.

I just saved you an hour and a half. A much better use of that hour and half would be to catch several of the Fred and Gingers on TCM this week.


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