Vintage Photo Series – Fred Astaire with his sister Adele at The Savoy

Dancer, choreographer, actor & movie star, Fred Astaire features in the sixth of our Vintage Photo Series, with his sister, Adele.  Fred’s stage and film career last over 76 years during which he starred in 31 musical films.  As Gene Kelly said, “the history of dance on film began with Astaire”.

The dancing duo were in London, appearing in various stage productions such as George, Ira Gershwin‘s Lady Be Good, Funny Face and The Band Wagon and this shot was taken at their London ‘home’ – The Savoy London – in 1923 on their rooftop.  The rooftop of The Savoy at this time was often used for great photo opportunities such as this one!

The partnership with Adele lasted until 1932 when she got married and Fred returned to Hollywood beginning the ascent of his soaring solo career.  We at Magellan are Astaire addicts!  Enjoy.

Contributor:  Ali Bedford

The Savoy London is managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts which is a client of Magellan PR.  For more information, please visit, follow them on twitter @FairmontHotels or on Facebook/Fairmont Hotels.  Their community website is Follow The Savoy London on twitter @TheSavoyLondon and on Facebook/The Savoy.

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Magellan Straits showcases the observations & musings from Magellan PR, a boutique travel & lifestyle agency founded in 1998. We post items that are of interest from the clients we promote and from the travels and experiences that we independently undertake.
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