Fred Astaire's Picture Play Interview (May 1940)
|why, you're all welcome|
The interview was carried out by Wilbur Morse Jr., and he started the read with his own story of being left by his date as soon as she found out he was a bad dancer (“Before you venture on the dance floor again, you should take a gymnasium course in co-ordination and … sit through the next five Fred Astaire movies nine times each!” -2nd paragraph)
|the magazine cover, which is extremely hard to find these days.|
Now I won't be copying the full article because I don't feel the need to do so, I'll just summarize a few of Fred's tips in his own exact words. Besides, Sharon herself was kind enough to do the job and had the article copied on her blog, so if you're intrigued, go check the transcript on Diamond Dame! I can't thank her enough for this lovely treat.
*photo credits from thomasdestry and Diamond Dame