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Astaire & Rogers

Author: Edward Gallafent
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2002.
Series: Film and culture.; Movie book (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Illustrated with evocative stills, Astaire and Rogers provides a unique account of two of Hollywood's most memorable performers. It will be enjoyed by the couple's many lifelong fans and by anyone who has savored the almost weightless elegance of their dancing."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Biographies
Named Person: Fred Astaire; Ginger Rogers; Fred Astaire; Ginger Rogers; Fred Astaire; Ginger Rogers
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Gallafent
ISBN: 0231126263 9780231126267 0231126271 9780231126274
OCLC Number: 48375981
Notes: Originally published: Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland : Cameron & Hollis, 2000.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Coupled and Inseparable: The First RKO musicals --
Flying Down to Rio --
The Gay Divorcee --
Roberta --
Top Hat --
Follow the Fleet --
The Argument of Time: The Later RKO Musicals --
Swing Time --
Shall We Dance --
Carefree --
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle --
A Self-Made Cinderella: Ginger Rogers from 1938 to 1943 --
Vivacious Lady --
Bachelor Mother --
Fifth Avenue Girl --
Primrose Path --
Lucky Partners --
Kitty Foyle --
Tom --
Dick and Harry --
Roxie Hart --
The Major and the Minor --
Once Upon a Honeymoon --
Tender Comrade --
Changing the Steps: Fred Astaire from 1938 to 1943 --
Broadway Melody of 1940 --
Second Chorus --
You'll Never Get Rich --
Holiday Inn --
You Were Never Lovelier --
The Sky's the Limit --
On with the Dance! The Later 1940s --
Ziegfeld Follies --
Yolanda and the Thief --
Blue Skies --
Lady in the Dark --
I'll Be Seeing You --
Weekend at the Waldorf --
Magnificent Doll --
Easter Parade --
The Barkleys of Broadway.
Series Title: Film and culture.; Movie book (New York, N.Y.)
Other Titles: Astaire and Rogers
Responsibility: Edward Gallafent.

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This is the first book to pay tribute to the genuine cinematic contribution of these magnificent performers. Gallafent traces the development of Astaire and Rogers' star personas both together and  Read more...

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"A comprehensive account." -- Variety "An appropriately elegant new book." -- Linda Rosenkrantz, Copley News Service "A thoroughly researched consideration of the famous film couple's various Read more...

 
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