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Fred Astaire Dancing ‘Bojangles of Harlem’

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The good old BBC has been showing a number of Ginger Rogers films this week, one of which is the 1936 movie ‘Swing Time’, also starring Fred Astaire. I hadn’t seen this particular Astaire and Rogers before, and was delighted to find it way up there with their best. In particular, I was blown away by Fred’s inventive tap dancing in the ‘Bojangles of Harlem’ routine.

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Film Style: Flying Down to Rio (1933)

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Let’s get this out of the way straight away. Flying Down to Rio is a very silly film. However, like many other silly things (whoopee cushions, jaffa cake flavoured milkshakes, nail art, shoes with cat faces), that doesn’t mean it isn’t worthwhile. In fact, it is lots of fun indeed.

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