FRED ASTAIRE'S DANCING SHOES - Rare TV Specials

 

AN EVENING WITH FRED ASTAIRE


An Evening with Fred Astaire is a one-hour live television special starring Fred Astaire, broadcast on NBC on October 17, 1958. It was highly successful, winning nine Emmy awards and spawning three further specials, and technically innovative, as it was one of the first major television shows to be recorded on color videotape.

Considered something of a comeback for the then 59 year-old Astaire, the special was his first starring role on television. It was directed and co-produced by Bud Yorkin and introduced Astaire's new partner Barrie Chase, whom he would later describe in Interview magazine in 1973 as perhaps his favorite dance partner. The Jonah Jones Quartet and David Rose and his Orchestra provided the music, and the Hermes Pan Dancers appeared in the ensemble dance numbers. The announcer was Art Gilmore, who at the time was the voice of the Chrysler Corporation, the show's sponsor.

ANOTHER EVENING WITH FRED ASTAIRE


 On November 4, 1959, do to the success of the first show Fred was back with Barrie Chase in this, his second TV special

FRED ASTAIR'S DANCING SHOES - Rare TV Specials
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