The Golden Age of Hollywood

What are your favorite Fred Astaire films? Are they the ones that he did with Ginger or without? I love Fred, I think he was the most beautiful dancer with the most grace (though I do love Gene Kelly, when he danced it was more athletic, more powerful). And though he was not the greatest singer, there was something in his voice that captures your attention, demands for it (or least that's the way it does with me).


And he proved that he could dance with anyone, not just Ginger, and still have that "oomph", that magic (though, I do have to admit when he danced with Ginger it never looked more simple and genuine). He danced with many amazing and diverse leading ladies such as: Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Leslie Caron, Cyd Charisse, and even Judy Garland. Could you possibly think of any better partners then these wonderful women that you would want to see him dane with?


My favorite films of Fred Astaire's:


  1. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  2. Carefree
  3. Gay Divorcee
  4. Easter Parade
  5. Funny Face
  6. Blue Skies

Now, what are yours?

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Fav Fred films would have to be

Top Hat

The Gay Divorcee

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

Carefree, and

(nearly forgot)  Holiday Inn

He was really good in Easter Parade and Holiday Inn. Those two are probably my favorite with him.

I like Fred ASTAIRE as a dancer, but in addition to dancing, I thought he was also a good actor.

My favorite movies are:

La Belle de Moscou ("Silk stockings")

Amanda ("Silk stockings")

La Joyeuse Divorcée ("The Gay Divorcee")

Sur les Ailes de la Danse ("Swing time")

Mariage Royal ("Royal wedding")

La Tour Infernale ("The Towering Inferno")

:D  I must see Silk Stockings.  Haven't seen that one.

Cyd CHARISSE is a very nice couple with Fred ASTAIRE. She also dances very well!

I remember my mum used to like Cyd Charisse as an actress and dancer.  She was very beautiful too.

That is true ! She was also very beautiful. All the qualities to be a star in Hollywood



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