Episode 137. Rogers-Astaire

Kicking off season 6 of the podcast, Alex and Jonathan take a look at the films and careers of two oft-paired star performers: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We look at their films The Gay Divorcee (1934), Shall We Dance (1937), and The Barkleys of Broadway (1949), and discuss the history of each performer, the mesmerizing quality of watching performance talent on film, and the evolving taste and interests of audiences over time.

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Skip to: The Gay Divorcee (16:04), Shall We Dance (41:42), The Barkleys of Broadway (57:23), Overall (1:17:43), Coming Attractions (1:44:48)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Coming Attractions – Gangsters

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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