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Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films

Mueller, John

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ISBN 10: 0394516540 / ISBN 13: 9780394516547
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1985
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Light wear to jacket edges. Luminous black-and-white movie stills from Astaire's dance movies throughout. 4to. 440 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Heavy (almost five pounds unpacked)--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 80789

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Title: Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First edition

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Examines each of Fred Astaire's thirty-one musicals, provides a detailed analysis of all dance scenes, and describes Astaire's contributions to filmed dance

From Publishers Weekly:

The incomparable, magical Fred Astaire has tapped his way through some 212 musical numbers during his career. Following his vaudeville days, when he was teamed with sister Adele, he went to Hollywood to star in his first musical film, Dancing Lady, in 1933. Since then, he has partnered Cyd Charisse, Leslie Caron, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth and Ginger Rogers, in such film classics as Flying Down to Rio, Top Hat, Holiday Inn, Silk Stockings and Daddy Long Legs. Mueller, author of Dance Film Directory, extols Astaire's dedication to his art, describes the choreographers and directors he worked with, his roles and working methods, his relationships with various leading ladies and dance partners, his devoted marriage, which was ended by his wife's death from cancer at the age of 46 (he remarried at 80). The author covers every Astaire film, with discussion of the choreography of each of the dances, accompanied by stills from the movies. A fitting celebration of a national treasure. November
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