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
Subscribe and Save! These events can be purchased together as part of the following subscription: Class Package: I Wanna Be A Dancin' Man: Fred Astaire in New York.
Film historian Philip Harwood teaches at Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus and Queens College.
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Fred Astaire: Band Wagon
Date: Mon, Dec 2, 2013, 6:30 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Price: from $30.00
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