We used to have National Geographic dating back to 1924, and LIFE magazine back to 1939, a magic portal to other times up two flights of stairs to the attic. Most of the magazines are gone, cleaned out in a massive Spring Cleaning. Now I wish I had realized what we were getting rid of.

Zoom in to read the text:

Fred Astaire rehearsal

Photography by Bob Landry for LIFE Magazine, August 25th, 1941

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  1. C Mazz
    January 29, 2013

    Thank you for this. Can you post the rest of the article?

    • January 29, 2013

      If you go to the LIFE archive on Google and enter August 25, 1941 in the search bar it should bring you to the Astaire article. Let me know if you have any problems and I will scan my hard copy and post it 🙂

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