As at tap dancer, I feel a little ashamed that it’s taken me this long to get around to reading this book. In my defense, it has been on the bookshelf for quite some time. Hence it’s inclusion here.
In addition to a slew of names from the vaudeville era, and glimpses into Astaire’s personality, priceless anecdotes are shared in this easy going read. Want to find out about how Fred never liked pep talks, or how George Gershwin (yes, that George Gershwin) gave Fred pointers on steps at one point in his career, pick up this book and give it a read. It’s a wonderful window in a world of entertainment that is long gone by.