Hang on to your chairs and lamps. This is You’re All the World to Me, Fred Astaire’s famous 1951 dance scene in Royal Wedding. How did he do it? We’re keeping that under wraps at our house for now… but the kids have some theories.
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There are more mimed performances and more classic physical comedy videos in the archives, including Lucy, Ethel, and that conveyor belt of chocolates, and Chico Marx playing the piano (with an apple).
via Sweet Juniper.
There are more rainbows in the archives, as well as these two video gems: Jim Henson making puppets on tv in 1969 and visual thinking with Harry the Hipster and Kermit in 1959.
From 1941’s Hellzapoppin’, watch this phenomenal performance by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, the Savoy Ballroom's supreme swing dance group founded in 1935 by Herbert “Whitey” White. This clip is annotated with the teams’ names: William Downes & Frances “Mickey” Jones (0:39). Billy Ricker & Norma Miller (1:09). Al Minns & Willa Mae Ricker (1:29). Frankie Manning & Ann Johnson (1:55).
You’ll recognize Al Minns from these classic clips with dance partner Leon James. There’s more swing in the archives. Also, don’t miss The Nicholas Brothers in another one of the greatest dance performances ever filmed.
One of the many classic scenes in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), the brilliant Donald O’Connor performs Make ‘Em Laugh.
Follow it up with these two: Gene Kelly singin’ and dancin’ in the rain, and Life Has Its Funny Little Ups And Downs, featuring O’Connor skate-dancing.