Fred Astaire was one of the most brilliant dancers of the century, known mainly for the dance and vocal performances he gave in various classic Hollywoodland films.

thestudenttailor: I think that Mssr. Giantbeard has got this one down: giantbeard: Fred Astaire, like me, a man who loved double-breasted waistcoats with shawl lapels. ( a fairly perfect example of a perfect suit being worn perfectly ) ( via voxsart )

The dance where I fell in love with Ginger and Fred: Ginger Rogers with Fred Astaire in George Stevens’ film, “Swing Time,” 1936

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10 lords a leaping. Fred Astaire dancing, circa I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.

Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire rehearse on a rooftop at Columbia Pictures for a scene from their film You Were Never Lovelier in 1942 in Los Angeles (photo by Earl Theisen/Getty Images)

Fred Astaire "He is the most interesting, the most inventive, the most elegant dancer of our times." George Balanchine -dancer, choreographer, actor and director