Sunday, June 12, 2011

My Affaire with Fred Astaire

Astaire was an attitude, a joi de danse, an unflappable tappable regular guy who whirled his way through high society with a wink and a wave.

Kim Whitesides — Fred Astaire —Rolling Stone magazine — 1973
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3 comments:

Peter Bangs said...

Holy Cow!!!! I've never seen this before and it's one of the few pieces of art I've seen recently that I'd love to have hanging on my wall. Astaire really was The Man when it came to dance, I love Kelly but Astaire cannot be beaten for me. "One for my baby" is my absolute favourite as he drunkenly destroys a hotel bar.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Ab-so-ever-lovin'-lutely!

Jeff Overturf said...

This captures his personality perfectly. A pure embodiment of non-chalant elegance.