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Astaire, Fred

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Most widely held works about Fred Astaire
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Most widely held works by Fred Astaire
Santa Claus is coming to town( Visual )

45 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where does Santa's suit come from? Why does he slide down the chimney? Why does he live at the North Pole? The answers to all these questions and the origins of our favorite holiday traditions are revealed in this delightful classic about Kris Kringle, the world's most famous gift giver. Bonus includes a Mariah Carey music video
Top Hat by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

105 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace
Swing Time by George Stevens( Visual )

76 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer
Royal wedding by Stanley Donen( Visual )

137 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical set during Princess Elizabeth's wedding to Philip Mountbatten. A brother-sister dance team go to London and get caught up in romance
Shall We Dance by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

68 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A male ballet dancer and a female singer enter into a phony romance to generate publicity for their careers
The band wagon by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

77 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fading movie musical star Tony Hunter, down and out in Hollywood, decides to try his luck on the Broadway stage
On the beach by Nevil Shute( Visual )

37 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radioactive fallout from a nuclear war has wiped out the entire northern hemisphere, with the exception of Australia. With fallout expected momentarily, the Australians review their lives, establish new relationships and prepare for their tragic demise
Funny face by Stanley Donen( Visual )

71 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cinderella story about an inconspicuous salesgirl who is whisked off to Paris by a group of fashion magazine sophisticates and transformed into a dazzling model with whom the magazine's photographer falls in love
Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A song and dance man leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. A former partner joins him and the two find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady
The gay divorcee by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

48 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of their best loved, most charming song and dance comedies, Fred and Ginger demonstrate just how they became known as America's greatest dance team. Includes the Academy Award-winning hit The Continental
That's entertainment! by Jack Haley( Visual )

41 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The movies, the magic, the memories, the greatest moments, the brightest stars. The incomparable Golden Era of MGM musicals shines in this compilation of music and dance performances
The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

31 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband's Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade
Finian's rainbow by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Astaire plays a conniving rogue with a stolen crock of gold and spirited wistful daughter. A leprachaun is trying to get back his gold before he turns mortal
The towering inferno by John Guillermin( Visual )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers
Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn by MCA Videocassette Inc( Visual )

42 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A song-and-dance man leaves show business and opens up a Connecticut inn with his former partner
Irving Berlin's Easter parade by Fred Astaire( Visual )

61 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1912 song-and-dance man quarrels with one partner but finds another, who falls head over heels for the king of hoofers
Ziegfeld follies by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

24 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dead showman looks down upon the Earth and dreams of his perfect show. A who's who of credited and uncredited Hollywood talents
Flying down to Rio by Thornton Freeland( Visual )

30 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, containing the first of many Fred Astaire - Ginger Rogers partnerships, concerns a troupe of entertainers stranded in Rio. Songs include "The Carioca," "Orchids in the Moonlight," and the title song. Notable for a brilliantly photographed finale with chorus girls on the wings of flying airplanes, the movie was the musical that broke with the rather contrived Busby Berkeley production and moved toward a closer integration of musical and narrative elements. Astaire's dance numbers come not as interruptions but as extensions of the plot
Steps in time by Fred Astaire( Book )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account of the celebrated actor-dancer's career from childhood to the present is a story of the theater and the movies, television, and international society
Astaire : the man, the dancer by Bob Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astaire on stage and screen was a brilliant, exuberant dancer and character actor. This biography, accompanied by Astaire's comments, portrays a private man fond of country life and almost painfully shy. The author reveals Astaire was often dismayed by dazzling partners like Ginger Rogers and Rita Hayworth
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Alternative Names

Astaire, Fred, 1899-1987

Asters, Freds, 1899-1987

Austerlitz, Fred, 1899-

Austerlitz, Frederic

Austerlitz, Frederic, 1899-1987

Austerlitz, Frederic, Jr.

Austerlitz, Frederick.

Austerlitz, Frederick 1899-1987

Austerlitz, Frederick E

Fred Astair

Fred Astaire & Chorus

Fred Astaire acteur, danseur et chanteur américain

Fred Astaire actor y bailarín estadounidense

Fred Astaire Amerikaans acteur

Fred Astaire amerikai filmsztár, táncos

Fred Astaire amerikanischer Tänzer, Sänger und Schauspieler

Fred Astaire Amerikano a sumasala iti Broadway ken pelikula

Fred Astaire amerykański aktor, tancerz i wokalista

Fred Astaire bailarín e actor estadounidense

Fred Astaire ballerino, coreografo e attore statunitense

Fred Astaire film and Broadway dancer from the United States

Fred Aster

Freds Astērs

Fridericus Astaire

Φρεντ Αστέρ

Фред Астер

Фред Астер американский танцор

Фрэд Астэр

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פרד אסטר

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เฟรด แอสแตร์

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Shall We DanceThe band wagonOn the beachFunny faceThe Barkleys of BroadwayIrving Berlin's Easter paradeZiegfeld folliesFlying down to RioSteps in time