✨ Perfect for framing
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."
POSTER & SHIPPING INFORMATION:
This listing is for posters of various sizes, medium 8 x 10 inches, large 16 x 20, and super sized at 30 x 40 inches. Choose your size :-).
They are perfect for framing and are print quality.
We also do many other posters, calendars, prints and wall art. Check out the listings in our shop. If what you want isn't there let us know and we'll do our
best to accommodate you! We can do custom prints/posters/canvases/wall art.
We also have other vintage posters of actors and actresses of the silver screen here:
This is a uniquely restored enhanced image to get the most wonderful print 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 mostly 300 dpi.
The poster would look great on your wall, or as a present, also great for framing.
★ Size of poster is 8 x 10, 16 x 20, or 30 x 40. Please choose your size.
★ Beautiful 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
★ Giant sized 30 x 40, large Fred Astaire poster 16 x 20, or just medium 8 x 10 inches
★ Digitally enhanced and remastered images
★ Printed on high quality premium matte 170gsm finished paper.
It comes carefully packed, rolled in a cardboard fitted tube for posters above 8 x 12 (A4) size, and flat sturdy cardboard packaging for anything below A4 size.