The Kid Should See This

How they made Fred Astaire’s famous dance scene in Royal Wedding (1951)

Hang on to your chairs and lamps. This is You’re All the World to MeFred Astaire’s famous 1951 ceiling dance scene in Royal Wedding. How did he defy gravity? We kept that secret under wraps at our house for a long time so the kids could create a few of their own theories. Then we watched the video below…

fred astaire on the ceiling
Spoiler! When you’re ready for the reveal, here’s the trick:

Watch more Fred Astaire: Nice Work If You Can Get It with a drum kit, and Let Yourself Go with Ginger Rogers.

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