Hollywood at war, Fred Astaire dances for the troops at Versailles

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  1. May 25, 2014

    He was magic – and so charming in his films, too. My favourite husband recently bought me a bio of Fred and his sister, Adele. Just waiting for life to settle down so I can read it, for pete sake!

    • May 25, 2014

      No wonder he’s your favorite husband! xox, V

  2. Heather in Arles
    May 25, 2014

    Wow. As an American living in France, this photo left me breathless. And proud too. To our troops past and present, Merci.

    • May 25, 2014

      My pop served in WWII, and when we were in Paris he started rattling things off in French, I had no idea he spoke the language! When I asked him about it he shrugged and said he’d picked it up during the war…

  3. Trudye
    May 25, 2014

    Loved seeing this photo…priceless! It seems that the last few years more emphasis has been given to the kickoff of summer instead of the true meaning of Memorial Day. Thank you,Vickie, for this reminder!

    • May 25, 2014

      Trudye, thank you for dropping in and the older I get, the more poignant this weekend becomes.

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