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Astaire dances
Astaire, Fred (Performer)
Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995 (Dancer)
Allen, Gracie, 1902-1964 (Performer)
Burns, George, 1896-1996 (Performer)
Hutton, Betty (Performer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1935 - 1950
Table of Contents
Cassette I. Let's face the music and dance (Follow the Fleet); The Carioca and Flying down to Rio (Flying down to Rio); No strings, Isn't this a lovely day, Top hat, white tie and tails, Cheek to cheek, The Piccolino (Top hat); Can't stop talking and Tunnel of love (Let's dance); I can't be bothered now, Put me to the test, Stiff upper lip, Things are looking up (Damsel in distress) -- Cassette II. Things are looking up, A foggy day, Nice work if you can get it (Damsel in distress); By the light of the silvery moon, Waiting for the Robert E. Lee, Too much mustard, Rose room, Hello, hello whose your lady friend, medley of waltzes (The story of Vernon and Irene Castle) -- Cassette III. Pick yourself up, The way you look tonight, Waltz in swing time, A fine romance, Bojangles of Harlem, Never gonna dance (Swing time).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7264
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-102 (former)
Astaire, Fred
Film excerpts
Motion pictures
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (115 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 3/4 in.
Musical numbers from various Fred Astaire movies.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY807044451-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12158855
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4b497240-7b8c-0135-bfd9-638715a06b8f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1935: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Astaire dances" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1935 - 1950.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Astaire dances" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 22, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1935 - 1950). Astaire dances Retrieved from

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Astaire dances