Top Hat Overview:

Top Hat (1935) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Mark Sandrich and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

Top Hat was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.

Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionVan Nest Polglase, Carroll ClarkNominated
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Irving BerlinNominated
Best PictureRKO RadioNominated
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You're Invited! HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1930s + TOP HAT at Egyptian Theatre 3/17

on Mar 4, 2018 From GlamAmor

My HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM screening series at the Egyptian Theatre continues with the 1930s on March 17! This series is 7 parts - one event per decade from the 1920s to the 1980s - and each will be followed by a screening of a film featured in the talk. Some of the incredible style we celebrate... Read full article


DOUBLE BILL #3 Top Hat (1935) and Swing Time (1936)

By Carol Martinheira on Jun 4, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #3 Top Hat (1935) and Swing Time (1936) On June 4, 2017June 4, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Musicals of the 1930s are pretty much screwball comedies with songs. And they?re absolutely fabulous. Especially Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers ones. Ten adorable l... Read full article


Top Hat (1935) – Updated

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 14, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Perhaps Astaire and Rogers most famous film together, Top Hat has them at top form once more,?seemingly defying gravity at the full peak of the powers. The beauty of their partnership is that they’re able to tell the progression of a love story through dance, but they do it with such ease and ... Read full article


Review: Top Hat (1935)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 14, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Perhaps Astaire and Rogers most famous film together, Top Hat has them at top form once more,?seemingly defying gravity at the full peak of the powers. The beauty of their partnership is that they’re able to tell the progression of a love story through dance, but they do it with such ease and ... Read full article


Review: Top Hat (1935)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 14, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Perhaps Astaire and Rogers most famous film together, Top Hat has them in top form once more,?seemingly defying gravity at the full peak of their powers. The beauty of their partnership is that they’re able to tell the progression of a love story through dance, but they do it with such ease an... Read full article


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Quotes from

Alberto Beddini: I am very displeased to meet you!


Dale Tremont: I dropped up from the room below where I've been trying to get some sleep!
Jerry Travers: Oh, I'm sorry! I didn't realize I was disturbing you. You see, every once in a while I suddenly find myself... dancing.
Dale Tremont: Oh, I suppose it's some kind of an affliction.


Dale Tremont: How could I have fallen in love with anyone as low as you!


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Facts about

The first time Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers had a screenplay written specifically for them.
For the "Cheek to Cheek" number, Ginger Rogers wanted to wear an elaborate blue dress heavily decked out with ostrich feathers. When director Mark Sandrich and Fred Astaire saw the dress, they knew it would be impractical for the dance. Sandrich suggested that Rogers wear the white gown she had worn performing "Night and Day" in The Gay Divorcee. Rogers walked off the set, finally returning when Sandrich agreed to let her wear the offending blue dress. As there was no time for rehearsals, Ginger Rogers wore the blue feathered dress for the first time during filming, and as Astaire and Sandrich had feared, feathers started coming off the dress. Astaire later claimed it was like "a chicken being attacked by a coyote". In the final film, some stray feathers can be seen drifting off it. To patch up the rift between them, Astaire presented Rogers with a locket of a gold feather. This was the origin of Rogers' nickname "Feathers". The shedding feathers episode was recreated to hilarious results in a scene from Easter Parade in which Fred Astaire danced with a clumsy, comical dancer played
Early drafts of the script called for Irving Berlin songs "Wild About You", "Get Thee Behind Me, Satan" (to be sung by Ginger Rogers) and "You're the Cause", but they were not used in the final version.
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Released 1935
Inducted 1990
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