The Story of Vernon and Irene CastleHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Award-winning dancers Fred Astaire ("Top Hat," "Easter Parade") and Ginger Rogers ("Top Hat," "Stage Door") star in the true story of the ballroom dancing team who rose to international acclaim at the turn of the century. Fun-filled musical featuring outstanding Rogers and Astaire song and dance numbers.
This picture is one of my favorites of Fred and Ginger's! It might have you in tears a couple times (this is a more dramatic picture), but it is oh so good!
Ballroom Dance as World Music
A great movie! Vernon and Irene Castle were important figures in the history of Ballroom Dance, as were Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - the main actors in this film. An excerpt from this film (last dance scene - The Missouri Waltz) is discussed in the book "Popular World Music" by Andrew Shahriari. The example is used to demonstrate elements of rhythm.