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Author Riley, Kathleen, 1974-

Title The Astaires : Fred & Adele / Kathleen Riley.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.43 Astaire,F RIL    Available
Description xxiii, 241 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Astaire, Fred.
Astaire, Adele
Dancers -- United States -- Biography.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Actresses -- United States -- Biography
ISBN 9780199738410 (alk. paper)
0199738416 (alk. paper)
9780199358946 (pbk.)

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