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  • Fred Astaire specials [videorecording] / produced and directed by David Heeley ; written by John L. Miller.
Publication
1980.

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Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (120 min.) : sd. col.; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Credits (note)
  • Film camera, Jean Jacques Flori, Joe Longo, Vic Losick ; film editor, Jack Milton ; narrator, Joanne Woodward.
Event (note)
  • Telecast on WNET-TV on March 9 and 10, 1980.
Funding (note)
  • This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1884
Title
Fred Astaire specials [videorecording] / produced and directed by David Heeley ; written by John L. Miller.
Imprint
1980.
Credits
Film camera, Jean Jacques Flori, Joe Longo, Vic Losick ; film editor, Jack Milton ; narrator, Joanne Woodward.
Event
Telecast on WNET-TV on March 9 and 10, 1980.
Summary
Part I: Fred Astaire puttin' on his top hat: Traces Astaire's early career through vaudeville, musical comedy, and films with Ginger Rogers. Includes interviews with Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman, Hal Borne, Hermes Pan, and Rudolf Nureyev. Musical numbers included are: Night and day and The continental (The gay divorcée), Top hat, white tie and tails and Cheek to cheek (Top hat), Let's face the music and dance (Follow the fleet), Bojangles of Harlem and Never gonna dance (Swing time), Slap that bass (Shall we dance), Change partners (Carefree) -- Part II: Fred Astaire: Change partners and dance. Covers Astaire's later films and dancing partners. Includes interviews with Gene Kelly, Eugene Loring, Bob Fosse, Barrie Chase, Jerome Robbins, Honi Coles, Roland Petit, Barrie Chase and others. Musical numbers included are: A-stairable rag (You'll never get rich), I'm old fashioned (You were never lovelier), with Rita Hayworth, Let's say it with firecrackers (Holiday Inn), One for my baby (The sky's the limit), Piano dance and Oh, them dudes (Let's dance) with Betty Hutton, Something's gotta give (Daddy long legs), with Leslie Caron, He loves and she loves (Funny face), with Audrey Hepburn, St. James Infirmary (An evening with Fred Astaire), and Oh, you beautiful doll (The Fred Astaire Show).
Funding
This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
System Details
DVD.
Local Note
Former classmark: *MGZIA 4-9.
Rec. March 1980, off-air recording.
Added Author
Heeley, David. Producer
Miller, John L. Screenwriter
Woodward, Joanne, 1930- narrator.
Astaire, Fred, interviewee.
Astaire, Fred, performer.
Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995, interviewee.
Berman, Pandro S., 1905-1996, interviewee.
Astaire, Adele. Interviewee
Borne, Hal. Interviewee
Pan, Hermes, 1905-1990, interviewee.
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993, interviewee.
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996, interviewee.
Loring, Eugene, 1911-1982, interviewee.
Fosse, Bob, 1927-1987, interviewee.
Robbins, Jerome, interviewee.
Coles, Honi, 1911-1992, interviewee.
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011. Interviewee
Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995, performer.
Hayworth, Rita, 1918-1987, performer.
Chase, Barrie, performer.
Caron, Leslie, performer.
Hepburn, Audrey, 1929-1993, performer.
Hutton, Betty, performer.
Longo, Joseph. Cinematographer
Losick, Vic. Cinematographer
Flori, Jean-Jacques, -1997. Cinematographer
Milton, Jack. Film editor
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1884
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