“If I didn’t have a scratch it was Fred.”

Cyd Charisse

Astaire Charisse Band Wagon

Charisse Astaire Band Wagon Minelli

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  1. December 3, 2012

    Kelly made you gasp with awe, but Astaire made you want to dance like Astaire. My choice all the way.

    • December 3, 2012

      But, there’s the rub — nobody dances like Astaire! 😉

    • November 21, 2013

      Astaire made me want to dance like him AND be with a man who could dance like him. Kelly was energy and jazz, but I feel romance and sensuality oozes from astaire when he’s dancing 🙂

  2. December 3, 2012

    when I was a boy I wanted to look like Tyrone Power and dance like Fred Astaire and sing like Howard Keel. One out of three ain’t bad… I will leave it up to you to guess which one is one.

    • December 3, 2012

      I’m putting on my top hat,
      tying up my white tie, brushing off my tails.
      I’m duding up my shirt front,
      putting in shirt studs, polishing my nails.

      And I’m stepping out, my dear,
      To breathe an atmosphere that simply reeks with class,
      And I trust that you’ll excuse my dust when I step on the gas,
      For I’ll be there putting down my top hat,
      Mussing up my white tie, dancing in my tails.

      • December 3, 2012

        Yes I can DANCE!!

  3. November 20, 2013

    Concur that Astaire is a wonder–but oh, what I wouldn’t do to have legs like Cyd Charisse!!

  4. George Kaplan
    November 21, 2013

    Cyd Charisse… Holy Moly, those LEGS!
    Oh, I’m sorry, did I say that out loud? 😉
    The Band Wagon is a fine film. And the dancing is… Exquisite.

    • November 22, 2013

      Legs for days, as they say 😉 .

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