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Fred Astaire [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY FRED ASTAIRE]

Green, Benny

Published by Exeter Books, New York, 1979
Condition: g to g+ Hardcover
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Small folio. 176pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over black cloth, with silver lettering on spine. Photo-illustrated endpapers, half-title and title page. Half-title inscribed and signed by Fred Astaire: "To Vivian Gregg - Happy Birthday. Fred Astaire." This remarkable work tells the story of a nice, normal, hardworking genius: Fred Astaire. It is all here - his stage career with sister Adele, the impeccable Fred-and-Ginger years, his musicianship, and the charm, the elegance, the precision and grace which characterize all his work. Illustrated with 240 striking photographs and movie stills and complete with filmography, discography and notes on his stage musicals, this book celebrates the achievement of the greatest dancer the movies have ever known. Dust-jacket sunned and partly creased along edges. Slight age-toning along paper margin. Previous owner's inscription at verso of front free endpaper. Dust-jacket in overall fair to good-, binding in very good, interior in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 38248

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Title: Fred Astaire [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY FRED ...

Publisher: Exeter Books, New York

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g to g+

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First American edition.

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