Last night we watched a 1950 movie musical (available to watch instantly from Netflix) called “Let’s Dance” with Betty Hutton and Fred Astaire. It was a little bit corny in some places, which seems to be Betty Hutton’s style, and the plot was nothing too new, but it’s worth watching just for a couple of dancing numbers by Fred Astaire. The video that I’m posting (the sound is a little off timing, but you get the idea) is my favorite dance from the movie – the way he tips over the chairs at the ending reminds me of the “Good Morning” scene from Singin’ in the Rain. He dances around the pianos, on the pianos, in the pianos, and generally climbs all over them and gives them a good beating. I have also never seen his piano playing skills showcased to that extent before – including playing with his feet. 🙂 His talent never ceases to amaze me. I so enjoy the wonderful abilities demonstrated and the creative ways they use props (such as pianos and chairs) in these old movies, so I just couldn’t resist sharing this. Hope you enjoy it!
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