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Fred Astaire
Astaire, Fred (Interviewee)
Astaire, Fred (Dancer)
Astaire, Fred (Singer)
Cavett, Dick (Host)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1970-11-10
Table of Contents
Reel 1 includes excerpts from three Astaire films: Puttin' on the Ritz, from Blue skies; a solo tap dance from Let's dance; Say it with firecrackers, a tap solo with firecrackers from Holiday inn. On Reel 2 he sings various songs by Gershwin, Berlin, and Porter and dances a brief tap solo.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8924
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-988 (former)
Tap dancing
Astaire, Fred -- Interviews
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Telecast on the Dick Cavett show by WABC-TV, New York on November 10, 1970.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 2 videotape reels (90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Fred Astaire talks about his career as a dancer and actor.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY797031590-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12157748
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9981c5b0-7959-0135-2db9-2fca57b34f24
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1970: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fred Astaire" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1970.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fred Astaire" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 2, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1970). Fred Astaire Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Fred Astaire