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7 hrs ago | Times of Oman

Hollywood love story: The six-year secret of Ginger and Fred

Fred Astaire stormed out of his dressing-room at Hollywood's RKO studios, slamming the door behind him."


Related Topix: Flying Down to Rio, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Jazz, Ginger Rogers

Wed Aug 27, 2014


Tricia's Retro Film Reviews: Funny Face

Funny Face is the 1957 musical starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. Maggie Prescott is searching for the next Quality magazine model.


Related Topix: Funny Face, Short, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Jazz, Audrey Hepburn

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

VIDEO: Cold War-era classic 'On The Beach' released on Blu-ray

On the Beach , the apocalyptic film from 1959 starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, and Fred Astaire, comes out on Blu-ray this week.


Related Topix: On the Beach, Drama Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Gregory Peck, Celebrities, Ava Gardner, Jazz

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Night of musical escapism promised at the Leeds Grand

Direct from its tremendous success in London, where it picked up three Olivier awards for the Best New Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costumes, the spectacular West End production Top Hat will return to Leeds Grand Theatre.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jazz, Ginger Rogers, Arts, Ballet

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Wimbledon Guardian

Review: Top Hat dazzles with tap dancing and beautiful costumes at New Wimbledon Theatre

The beautiful costumes, high energy tap-dance routines and a live orchestra make Top Hat a truly spectacular production for all the family.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jazz, Ginger Rogers

Tue Aug 12, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Abbey Lincoln - Throw It Away - A Turtle's Dream Frank Sinatra - I'm Not Afraid - Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits, Vol.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Frank Sinatra, Jazz, Ohio


Perseid meteor shower peaks. Cloudy? Watch online

Look skyward for a celestial treat Monday night. A magnificent meteor shower will rain down on Earth while the super moon blasts the universe.


Related Topix: 9, Celebrities, Jazz, Gene Kelly, Big-Band, Channing Tatum, Chico, CA

Mon Aug 11, 2014


Denver woman in terrorism case plans guilty plea

The Serenity crew is coerced into pulling a train robbery. When they discover the stolen cargo is actually medicine intended for refugees, they are forced to reevaluate their priorities.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Akron, OH, Celebrities, Jazz

Fri Aug 08, 2014


Noah Racey, Corey Mach, Hayley Podschun, Patti Murin and More to Lead ...

It's time to celebrate! Goodspeed Musicals announces a top-notch cast for its brand new, world premiere musical, Irving Berlin 's Holiday Inn.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Holiday Inn, Musical Movies, Jazz, Irving Berlin, Connecticut, Arts, Dance, Easter Parade, Celebrities

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Albany Times Union

doug elkins choreography; photo Christopher Duggan

Choreographer Doug Elkins says his new work, "Hapless Bizarre," onstage at Jacob's Pillow next week, is "an 8-year-old's version of what a French film looks like."


Related Topix: France, World News, Charles Chaplin, Funny Face, Short, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Jazz

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Holiday Inn Blu-Ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 10/7

Cherished Christmas movie musical classic HOLIDAY INN is set for its Blu-ray premiere later this year and is now available for pre-order.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Holiday Inn, Musical Movies, Recreational Vehicle, Award, White Christmas, Bing Crosby, Jazz, Celebrities

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Dudes, the double-breasted is back

British Royalty, pic: August 1931, HRH,Edward, Prince of Wales pictured wearing a French beret while at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, The Prince of Wales was to become King Edward VIII for a short while in 1936 but abdicated due to his romance with Mrs, Wallis Simpson IT TAKES A THIEF - "Gallery with Fred Astaire" - Shoot date in 1969.


Related Topix: Canada, Italy, World News, It Takes a Thief, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Celebrities, Jazz, Getty Images


Top Hat Will Return to London Prior to Launching Uk tour

Top Hat, winner of three Olivier Awards, for 'Best New Musical', 'Best Choreography', 'Best Costume Design' from its seven nominations, and winner of the Evening Standard Award for 'Best Night Out', returns to London to open its new tour at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 12 August where it will run for two weeks until Saturday 23 August.


Related Topix: United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Comedy Movies, Music!, Swing Time, Drama Movies, Shall We Dance, Musical Movies, Short, 42nd Street, Celebrities, Ginger Rogers, Jazz


The Avedon eye on life

By 1957, photographer Richard Avedon was already renowned enough to have a film based, in part, on him: the Audrey Hepburn/Fred Astaire romantic comedy Funny Face, about a bookish young girl's transformation into a high-fashion model after being discovered by a gentlemanly lensman with a penchant for dance.


Related Topix: Funny Face, Short, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Jazz, Audrey Hepburn, Photography, Arts, New York

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Team Up for 'Cheek to Cheek' Jazz Album

Anything goes when it comes to Lady Gaga , the eccentric 28-year-old who isn't afraid to veer away from her pop pedigree to show an unfamiliar side to her.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Lady Gaga, Jazz, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra