The biography of Fred Astraire by Claude Carrière , illustrated by Michel Conversin and accompanied by 2 compact discs.
This egg-headed gentleman continues, through the grace of his sons, to conquer the hearts of young people of whom he could be their great-grandfather. Because he had wings and because he sang as we all dream of doing without succeeding, that is to say as naturally as possible. Designated by Balanchine as the greatest dancer of his century , he went through it without ever giving the impression of making the slightest effort to please, twirling to the most beautiful songs of the American repertoire, with a smile on his lips, and in his arms, the most graceful stars, from Ginger Rogers to Rita Hayworth and Cyd Charisse .
This album brings us back to life through around thirty musicals, most of his brilliant career on stage and screen.