Fred Astaire Canvas Print
Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz: May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, and television presenter. He is widely considered the most influential dancer in the history of film.
Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. Signed to RKO, he was loaned to MGM to appear in Dancing Lady (1933) before starting work on RKO's Flying Down to Rio (1933). In the latter film, he began his highly successful partnership with Ginger Rogers, with whom he danced in 9 RKO pictures.
✨ Fred Astaire Trade Marks
★ Often wore top hat and tails
★ His unique dancing
★ Ending an active dance sequence by calmly strolling off
★ Willowy lengthy frame
The evaluation of Astaire's first screen test: "Can't act. Can't sing. Balding. Can dance a little."
Astaire disguised his very large hands by curling his middle two fingers while dancing.
Appears on the cover of The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.
His legs were insured for one million dollars.
He and Ginger Rogers appeared in 10 movies together: Flying Down to Rio (1933), The Gay Divorcee (1934), Roberta (1935), Top Hat (1935), Follow the Fleet (1936), Swing Time (1936), Shall We Dance (1937), Carefree (1938), The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) and The Barkleys of Broadway (1949).
He was really 5 foot 7 and wore 2-inch heels (very visible in most of his films) to heighten to 5 foot 9. Even then, most of his dance partners towered over him if they wore high heels.
✨ Fred Astaire Quotes:
"Of course, [Ginger Rogers] was able to accomplish sex through dance. We told more through our movements instead of the big clinch. We did it all in the dance."
"People think I was born in top hat and tails."
"[on John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever (1977)] He's not a dancer. What he did in those dance scenes was very attractive but he is basically not a dancer. I was dancing like that years ago, you know. Disco is just jitterbug."
CANVAS PRINT & SHIPPING INFO
This listing is for a canvas print of various sizes, medium 8 x 10, 12 x 16, 16 x 20, 18 x 24, 24 x 32 inches. Choose your size :-).
This is a uniquely restored enhanced image to get the most wonderful canvas possible.
All images used have been retouched to remove any major imperfections and then enhanced for digital printing.
The images are of the highest quality and 300 dpi.
This is a reprint, printed on high quality artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas.
The canvas would look great on your wall, or as a present.
★ Beautiful canvas prints, printed on state of the art printers
★ Shipped from the UK for UK customers. We have a distribution center in the UK, mainly using Royal Mail, FEDex or UPS
★ Shipped from the USA for USA customers. We have distribution centers in the USA too, mainly using FEDex, UPS or DHL
★ Shipped from the EU for EU customers. We have a distribution centers Germany, France and other EU states
★ Shipped from AU & NZ for asia pacific customers
★ Canvas frames are made of FSC certified wood.
★ Digitally enhanced and remastered images
★ Mounting kit included, ready to hang
★ Artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas
Canvas prints are carefully packaged with strong edges to protect the items. We also wrap the items in bubble wrap or kraft paper for additional protection.