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Bibliography:

Books:

Biographical:

  • Steps in time by Fred Astaire (New York: Harper, 1959).
  • Fred Astaire : a bio-bibliography by Larry Billman (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997).
  • Fred Astaire : a wonderful life : a biography by Bill Adler (New York: Carroll & Graf, 1987).
  • Footwork: The Story of Fred and Adele Astaire by Roxane Orgill and Stephane Jorisch (Candlewick, 2007).
  • Fred Astaire par Frederique Drouin (Paris: Mercure de France, 1986).
  • Astaire, the man, the dancer by Bob Thomas (New York: St. Martin's Press, c1984).
  • Fred Astaire by Benny Green (London; New York: Hamlyn, 1979).
  • Fred Astaire by Michael Freedland (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1977, c1976).
  • Fred Astaire by Howard Thompson (New York: Falcon Enterprises, 1970).

Other:

  • Astaire dancing : the musical films by John Mueller (New York: Wings Books: Distributed by Outlet Book Co., c1991).
  • Fred Astaire: His Friends Talk by Sarah Giles (New York: Doubleday, 1988).
  • A tribute to Fred Astaire by Peter Carrick (Salem, N.H.: Salem House, 1984).
  • Fred Astaire: A Pyramid Illustrated History of the Movies by Stehpen Harvey (New York: Pyramid, 1975).
  • Starring Fred Astaire by Stanley Green and Burt Goldblatt (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1973).
  • The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers book by Arlene Croce (New York: Outerbridge & Lazard; distributed by Dutton, 1972).
  • The Fred Astaire dance book by Lyle Kenyon Engel (New York: Cornerstone Library, 1962).

Referenced in:

  • Dancing on the ceiling : Stanley Donen and his movies by Stephen M. Silverman ; with an introduction by Audrey Hepburn (New York: Knopf; Distributed by Random House, 1996).
  • The Great Movie Stars 1: The Golden Years by David Shipman (New York: Little, Brown & Co., 1995).
  • Ginger : my story by Ginger Rogers (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, c1991).
  • Hollywood Songsters by James Robert Parish and Michael R. Pitts (New York: Garland Publishing, 1991).
  • Dance in the Hollywood musical by Jerome Delamater (Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press, c1981).
  • The Two of Us by Tony Martin and Cyd Charisse; with Dick Kleiner (Mason/Charter, 1976).
  • I remember it well by Vincente Minnelli with Hector Arce; foreword by Alan Jay Lerner (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1974).
  • The films of Ginger Rogers by Homer Dickens (Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, 1975).
  • The MGM Stock Company: The Golden Years by James Robert Parish (New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1973).
  • Writing on life : sixteen close-ups by Lincoln Barnett (New York: W. Sloane Association, c1951).
  • Baseline Celebrity Biographies (1999).
  • International Motion Picture Almanac (1963).
  • Who's Who in America (1962-3).
  • International Motion Picture Almanac (1943-4).
  • Who's Who in America (1944-5).
  • Who's Who in the Theatre (1939).
For more information about locating any of the above books, visit this page: Classic Movie Merchandise: Books.

Articles:

Biographical:

  • "Fred Astaire." Current Biography (1945): 21-23.
  • "Fred Astaire." Current Biography (1964): 13-14.

Features:

  • Caron, Leslie.  "A Dance Card to Die For."  Newsweek (28 June 1999): 50+.
  • Friedwald, Will.  "The Dancing Man Who Also Sang Up a Storm."  New York Times (11 June 1989): II, 29.
  • Spiegel, E.  "Fred and Ginger Meet Van Nest Polglase."  Velvet Light Trap n.10 (Fall 1973): 17.
  • Lederer, G.  "Fred Astaire remembers."  After Dark 6.6 (October 1973): 55.
  • Saltus, C.  "Interview."  Interview n.33 (June 1973): 10.
  • Maltin, Leonard.  "Astaire."  Film Man Monthly n.143 (May 1973): 3.
  • Harris, D.  "Fred Astaire: singer."  New York Times (29 April 1973): II, 28.
  • Gardner, P.  "Groups here to top their hats to Astaire."  New York Times Biographical Edition (February 1973): 211.
  • Shipley, G.  "Some notes on some of film's dancers."  Filmograph 3.1 (1972): 15.
  • "Astaire and Rogers: filmography."  Screen Greats 1.7 (entire issue, 1972).
  • Collins, F.L.  "The real romance in the life of Fred Astaire."  Liberty 1.4 (Spring 1972): 32.
  • "The Love Teams."  Screen Greats 1.2 (Summer 1971): 10.
  • Raddatz, L.  "Astaire."  TV Guide 18.15 (11 April 1970): 18.
  • Terry, W.  "Dancing on TV."  Saturday Review n.52 (1 March 1969): 42.
  • "Gotta sing! Gotta dance!"  Film n.40 (Summer 1964): 9.
  • "Astaire spins-off Ava Records to two Texans; he'll retain 10% interest."  Variety n.235 (24 June 1964): 49.
  • "An Astaire Special."  Cue 27.41 (11 October 1958): 11.
  • Zunser, J.  "50 years a hoofer."  Cue 26.8 (23 February 1957): 12.
  • Conrad, Derek.  "Two Feet in the Air."  Films and Filming 6.3 (December 1959): 11.
  • "Two musicals coming with Fred Astaire."  Cue 19.29 (22 July 1950): 16.
  • Torme, Mel.  "Of singing and singers."  Metronome n.66 (May 1950): 22.
  • "Astaire and Rogers reunited in new film."  Cue 18.9 (26 Feb. 1949): 12.
  • Niemeyer, J.  "Take it from his stand-in!"  Silver Screen 18.9 (July 1948): 24.
  • "Astaire dances his way back."  Cue 17.25 (19 June 1948): 12.
  • "Astaireway to rhythm opens to New Yorkers."  Cue 16.10 (8 March 1947): 11.
  • "Astaire's farewell to films."  Cue 15.41 (12 October 1946): 11.
  • "Astaire 'had it' in Europe."  Lion's Roar 4.1 (February 1945).
  • Barnett, Lincoln.  "Fred Astaire: He is the No. 1 Exponent of America's Only Native and Original Dance Form."  Life Magazine n.11 (25 August 1941): 72+.
  • Vallee, W.L.  "Keeping in step with Astaire."  Silver Screen 11.4 (February 1941): 42.
  •  Jacobs, M.  "Will Powell and Astaire click?"  Screen Book 22.5 (December 1939): 87.
  • "Appreciations as Vernon Castle."  Stage n.16 (1 April 1939): 41.
  • Ager, C.  "To produce the life of Vernon and Irene Castle on the screen."  Stage n.16 (February 1939): 20.
  • "Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers."  Visages n.31 (Jan. 1939): entire issue.
  • Horton, H.  "He dances in his sleep."  Screen Book 19.2 (September 1937): 28.
  • Reid, J.  "His dancing a masterpiece of rhythm and originality."  Movie Classic n.11 (November 1936): 34.
  • Langford, H.  "An open letter to Fred Astaire."  Motion Picture n.52 (September 1936): 54.
  • Broderick, H.  "The Story of Fred Astaire."  Movie Classic n.10 (May 1936): 44.
  • Rhea, M.  "His personality."  Movie Classic n.10 (March 1936): 36.
  • Craig, C.  "Interview with Fred Astaire."  Movie Classic n.9 (December 1935): 30.
  • Sullivan, E.  "The great Astaire."  Silver Screen 6.1 (November 1935): 20.
  • Maxwell, V.  "The seven neckties that conquered Hollywood."  Silver Screen 5.11 (September 1935): 22.
  • Rhea, M.  "Wants to act and not dance." Motion Picture n.50 (August 1935): 24.
  • Harrison, H.  "Interview."  Movie Classic n.8 (July 1935): 28.
  • Hartley, K.  "Embarrassed by fame."  Movie Classic n.8 (March 1935): 30.
  • Asher, J.  "Dancing genius."  Movie Classic n.7 (January 1935): 40.

Other Citations:

  • Films in Review 25.4 (April 1974): 256.
  • New York Times (1 May 1973): 49.
  • Film Dope n.1 (December 1972): 53.
  • Films in Review 21.7 (August/September 1970): 445.
  • Show n.2 (October 1962): 76+.
  • New York World Telegram (28 October 1961): 6.
  • Theatre Arts n.29 (August 1945): 473.
  • Movies and People n.2 (1940): 4.
  • Theatre Arts n.21 (May 1937): 371+.
  • American Magazine n.121 (June 1936): 40+.
  • Photoplay n.48 (December 1935): 26.
  • Delineator n.127 (December 1935): 68.
  • Motion Picture n.50 (November 1935): 34.
  • Theatre World n.24 (September 1935): 107.
  • Movie Classic n.6 (March 1934): 71.
  • Theatre World n.21 (January 1934): 10.

Obituaries:

  • Taylor, John Russell.  "Astaire."  Films and Filming (August 1987): 20-21.
  • Kisselgoff, Anna.  "Dance View: Fred Astaire Perfected a New Art Form."  New York Times (28 June 1987): II, 20.
  • Sterritt, David.  "Grace and modesty characterized Astaire."  Christian Science Monitor (24 June 1987): 22.
  • Shepard, Richard F.  "Fred Astaire, The Ultimate Dancer, Dies."  The New York Times (23 June 1987): A1.
  • Canby, Vincent.  "An Appreciation: Astaire Persona: Urbanity and Grace."  New York Times (23 June 1987): D31.
  • Kriegsman, Alan M.  "For Dancers, A Peerless Model."  The Washington Post (23 June 1987): D1.

Other:

  • "The Fred Astaire Songbook."  Hosted by Audrey Hepburn. (Turner Entertainment, 1991).
  • "A&E Biography: Fred Astaire."  (A&E Television Networks).

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