The films in which Fred Astaire starred at MGM were significant for a number of reasons: he danced with multiple partners (including a reunion with Ginger Rogers), his style of choreography matured and he advanced the art of the musical film.

In these five films, we find that New York and Broadway play a very important role.

  • Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940), with Eleanor Powell
  • Easter Parade (1948), with Judy Garland
  • The Barkleys of Broadway (1949), with Ginger Rogers
  • The Belle of New York (1952), with Vera-Ellen
  • The Band Wagon (1953), with Cyd Charisse
 

Brief Bio

Film historian Philip Harwood teaches at Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus and Queens College.

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I Wanna Be A Dancin’ Man: Fred Astaire in New York

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Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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  • Fred Astaire: Broadway Melody of 1940
    Date: Mon, Nov 4, 2013, 6:30 pm

    The films in which Fred Astaire starred at MGM were significant for a number of reasons: he danced with multiple partners (including a reunion with Ginger Rogers), his style of choreography matured and he advanced the art of the musical film.

  • Fred Astaire: Easter Parade
    Date: Mon, Nov 11, 2013, 6:30 pm

    The films in which Fred Astaire starred at MGM were significant for a number of reasons: he danced with multiple partners (including a reunion with Ginger Rogers), his style of choreography matured and he advanced the art of the musical film.

  • Fred Astaire: Barkleys of Broadway
    Date: Mon, Nov 18, 2013, 6:30 pm

    The films in which Fred Astaire starred at MGM were significant for a number of reasons: he danced with multiple partners (including a reunion with Ginger Rogers), his style of choreography matured and he advanced the art of the musical film.

  • Fred Astaire:Belle of New York
    Date: Mon, Nov 25, 2013, 6:30 pm

    The films in which Fred Astaire starred at MGM were significant for a number of reasons: he danced with multiple partners (including a reunion with Ginger Rogers), his style of choreography matured and he advanced the art of the musical film.

  • Fred Astaire: Band Wagon
    Date: Mon, Dec 2, 2013, 6:30 pm

    The films in which Fred Astaire starred at MGM were significant for a number of reasons: he danced with multiple partners (including a reunion with Ginger Rogers), his style of choreography matured and he advanced the art of the musical film.



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