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The Astaires : Fred & Adele

Author: Kathleen Riley
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the first comprehensive study of the Astaire's theatrical career together, Riley traces their rise to fame from humble midwestern origins and early days as child performers on small-time vaudeville stages. From the start, Adele was the more natural performer, while Fred had to hone his trademark timing and elegance through endless hours of rehearsal.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Fred Astaire; Adele Astaire; Adele Astaire; Fred Astaire; Fred Astaire; Adele Astaire
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Riley
ISBN: 9780199738410 0199738416
OCLC Number: 720261372
Description: xxiii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Moaning Minnie and Goodtime Charlie --
Opening the bill --
Over the top --
Dancing comedians --
Nightingales in Berkeley Square --
Fascinating rhythms --
The golden calf --
Frater, ave atque vale --
By myself --
After the dance.
Responsibility: Kathleen Riley.
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This is the first book about the theatre career of Fred and Adele Astaire, detailing their years in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in London, their impact culturally, and the essence of their  Read more...

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