Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Photo Of The Day

Fred Astaire in Ziegfeld Follies (1946). Scanned from my book, "Hollywood Colour Portraits" by John Kobal.

He looks so happy! Just look at that pink! I think Fred Astaire is possibly one of the most amazingly and utterly fantastic dancers/actors/singers. I read that his original screentest had these notes attached to it: "Can't sing. Can't act. Balding. Can dance a little." Boy those notes were wrong! I love all of his roles except I probably shouldn't really like Jervis Pendleton in Daddy Long Legs, a bit creepy.

I'm off to go and see Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and no doubt it'll be as random as they usually are, but I can think of worse ways to spend two and a half hours than watching Johnny Depp run around beaches and steer a ship as Capt. Jack Sparrow. 



Emily said...

Kinda just makes you happy, doesn't it!

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