"Fred Astaire..." was shot in 1946 by the Hulton Archive, which is regarded as the greatest archive of photojournalism and reflects history in pictures over the last millennium. This limited-edition print is supplied by Getty Images. In this image, Fred Astaire, the American dancing star, dons the familiar top hat, ascot tie and tails for his farewell rehearsal dance in Paramount's "Blue Skies," after which he announced his retirement. He is practicing the part of Jed Potter on the studio rooftop.
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