Puttin' on the Ritz

Fred Astaire, the very personification of suavity and grace, would have been 111 years old today.

Everyone knows Astaire was a great dancer, of course, but he was also a vastly underrated singer and an amazing dresser, one of the true icons of men’s fashion in the 20th century.

If I could manage to attain one-tenth of the style, grace, and savoir-faire Astaire possessed, I’d be a happy man.

Here’s hoping Mr. Astaire is somewhere dancing up a storm today, with Ginger Rogers at the head of a long line of lovely gals waiting to cut a rug with him.

“The Way You Look Tonight” — Fred Astaire
“Puttin’ on the Ritz” — Fred Astaire
“A Fine Romance” — Fred Astaire

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