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Watching Roberta for another time, I noticed this dance sequence was done with no cuts and no close-ups. Hard to do and takes a lot of practice for a 3 minute number. Fred used to insist on no close-ups so that the viewer would see all of the steps.

He also had the studio install an oak floor so that the tap steps could be recorded at the same time as the filming. Ordinarily the taps sounds are added later.

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Comment by Rosieyposie7 on October 28, 2010 at 8:42am
Hey great video of ASTAIRE & ROGERS!
i GOT that same video OF THEM BOTH dancing@ CS!
& guess what, THE NATIONS' taken notes"2, thank god.
thanks for posting it again,

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