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THE FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS BLOGATHON: Follow the Fleet (1936)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 21, 2018

Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood are hosting The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Blogathon on July 20th - 22nd. It's like a party on the internet! You can find the contributions by clicking HERE or HERE. Randolph Sc read more

THE FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS BLOGATHON: Follow the Fleet (1936)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 21, 2018

Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood are hosting The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Blogathon on July 20th - 22nd. It's like a party on the internet! You can find the contributions by clicking HERE or HERE. Randolph Sc read more

Fred Astaire and his Long Lost Hair

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 6, 2017

A bald Fred in 1944 Fred Astaire has always been more famous for his fancy feet than for his hair, but if one was to take a closer examination of his hair style one would notice that it was quite unique. So unique that even as a Rankin/Bass puppet ( in The Easter Bunny is Coming to Town ) he was re read more

Top Hat (1935) – with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Jan 7, 2016

Share This! “When Top Hat is letting Mr. Astaire perform his incomparable magic or teaming him with the . . . dexterous Miss Rogers, it is providing the most urbane fun that you will find anywhere on the screen.” —— Andre Sennwald, The New York Times of August 30, 1935 An incident related by read more

Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: Day 5 – Fred Astaire

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Aug 5, 2015

Fred Astaire is the star for today! Below, you’ll find links to those participating and honoring Astaire (updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of his work throughout the years. Gina Dalfonzo tells us the ingredients used to make a perfect Fred and Ginger movie Classic Reel Girl looks read more

Summer Under the Stars Guide: Fred Astaire

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Aug 4, 2015

Today's star is the legendary Fred Astaire. TCM is celebrating the career of Fred Astaire with 13 movies on Aug. 5. Here's what you need to know about this legendary dancer who influenced everyone from Gene Kelly to Mikhail Baryshnikov. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and /or movies, so read more

Summer Under the Stars: Fred Astaire

Classic Reel Girl Posted by BG Voita on Aug 4, 2015

On August 5th, TCM will celebrate one of the greatest--if not THE greatest--dancers to ever grace the silver screen: Fred Astaire. While the plots of his films are sometimes criticized for their (delightful) fluff, one aspect that cannot be disputed is the dance. Ever the perfectionist, Astaire's te read more

CMBA Blogathon: The Fabulous Films of the 30s – Follow the Fleet (1936)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 27, 2015

The Fabulous Films of the 30′s: Follow the Fleet starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and… I distinctly remember the first time I saw Follow the Fleet.  It was many years ago, during one of those ‘vacation weeks’ between Christmas and New Years. I was staying up really late, thorou read more

The Best Films of Fred Astaire

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 5, 2014

1. Swing Time 2. Top Hat 3, The Band Wagon 4, The Gay Divorcee 5, Funny Face 6. Easter Parade 7. You Were Never Lovelier 8. Shall We Dance 9. Holiday Inn 10. Flying Down to Rio 11. Royal Wedding 12. Three Little Words 13. Carefree 14. Broadway Melody of 1940 15. The Towering Inferno read more

The Best Films of Fred Astaire (1899-1987)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 5, 2014

1. Swing Time 2. Top Hat 3, The Band Wagon 4, The Gay Divorcee 5, Funny Face 6. Easter Parade 7. You Were Never Lovelier 8. Shall We Dance 9. Holiday Inn 10. Flying Down to Rio 11. Royal Wedding 12. Three Little Words 13. Carefree 14. Broadway Melody of 1940 15. The Towering Inferno I have no desire read more

How many Films did Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Star in Together?

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 10, 2014

How Many Films did Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Star in Together? Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Top Hat (1935, director Mark Sandrich) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers starred in Ten films together: Flying Down To Rio (1933) (Warner Home Video) The Gay Divorcee (1934) (Turner Home Entertainment read more

Fred Astaire: The Early Years at RKO Enter-to-Win Trivia Question (Saturday Dec 28)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Dec 28, 2013

It’s time for the Final Trivia Question (red font below) to win the Final Copy of the new TCM Fred Astaire 2-CD Set Giveaway — Fred Astaire: The Early Years at RKO, courtesy of Sony Masterworks (remember, in order to win, you must have already pre-qualified via the Qualifying Entry Task) read more

Fred Astaire: The Early Years at RKO Enter-to-Win Trivia Question (Saturday Dec 21)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Dec 21, 2013

It’s time for today’s Trivia Question (red font below) that will determine this week’s winner of the new TCM Fred Astaire 2-CD Set — Fred Astaire: The Early Years at RKO, courtesy of Sony Masterworks (remember, in order to win, you must have already pre-qualified via the Qualifying Entry read more

Fred Astaire: The Early Years at RKO Enter-to-Win Trivia Question (Saturday Dec 14)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Dec 14, 2013

It’s time for today’s Trivia Question (red font below) that will determine this week’s winner of the new TCM Fred Astaire 2-CD Set — Fred Astaire: The Early Years at RKO, courtesy of Sony Masterworks (remember, in order to win, you must have already pre-qualified via the Qualifying Entry read more

Fred Astaire: The Early Years at RKO Enter-to-Win Trivia Question (Saturday Dec 7)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Dec 7, 2013

Okay, now for some Fred Astaire fun! It’s time for today’s Trivia Question (red font below) that will determine this week’s winner of the new TCM Fred Astaire 2-CD Set — Fred Astaire: The Early Years at RKO, courtesy of Sony Masterworks (remember, in order to win, you must have already read more

“C’mon You Totney Wildcats… Give!” – Fred Astaire in A Damsel In Distress (1937)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Aug 23, 2013

This clip really doesn’t need many words. Instead simply sit back and enjoy as Fred Astaire dances and drums his way through “Nice Work if You Can Get It” from the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress. http://youtu.be/yTH9VwACh7o read more

“C’mon You Totney Wildcats… Give!” – Fred Astaire in A Damsel In Distress (1937)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Aug 23, 2013

This clip really doesn’t need many words. Instead simply sit back and enjoy as Fred Astaire dances and drums his way through “Nice Work if You Can Get It” from the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress. http://youtu.be/yTH9VwACh7o read more

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (2)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Jul 14, 2013

This is my contribution to the Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon hosted by Once Upon a Screen and Classic Movie Hub. Do check out the other postings, which cover a wide range of artists. Facing the music and dancing If there is any one dance number which sums up the appeal of Fred Astaire and G read more

Four Fun Classic Movie Dances on Roller Skates: Charles Chaplin, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Donald O’Connor and Gene Kelly

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 18, 2013

Just for Fun: 1936:  Charlie Chaplin, marvelous — poetic and funny — on roller skates in Modern Times, with Paulette Goddard (1936, Charles Chaplin director) ….. 1937:  Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers skating to “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” in Shall We Dance read more

Happy Birthday Fred Astaire

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 10, 2013

So today would have been the birthday of the legendary dancer Fred Astaire and I want to just remember him briefly. I heard it said once that certain people are pioneers in film but Astaire was both revolutionary and simply the best film dancer that there has been to date. He pioneered his art form read more
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