Steps In Time

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Steps in time

With Steps in Time dancer, choreographer, and movie star Fred Astaire (1899-1987) discusses the milestones of his professional life: his childhood in the vaudeville circuits; the musical comedies starring himself and sister Adele in New York and London; his movie successes; the founding of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios; and his triumphs on TV. He pays special attention to his celebrated partnership with Ginger Rogers, with whom he produced such classics as Top Hat , Flying Down to Rio , The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle , and countless others.

[Astaire] likeable personality illuminates an anecdotal, very eventful account. (Booklist)

[Astaire] tells his tale simply and graciously, with many a bow to his partners and associates, in a style as breezy as an Astaire performance. (Library Journal)

The writing, like his dancing is precise and debonair, and his book recalls past gaieties—his own and his audiences'—without a trace of wistfulness. (The New Yorker)

This book is brimming over with fresh and amusing anecdotes about Britain's royal family, international society, as well as many of the great names of the theater and of Hollywood. And,...

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