Monday, April 6, 2009

Fred Astair and Eleanor Powell

Fred Astaire began his career in vaudeville. In the early 30s, he agreed to test for films. One studio executive's report on this screen test has been quoted many times over the years, but it is still just too good to pass up here: "Can't act. Slightly bald. Also dances."

Frank Sinatra comments on this performance at the beginning ... be sure to turn up your speakers.

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