Friday with Fred Astaire
“Broadway Melody of 1940” co-starring Eleanor Powell
Fred Astaire took time off from work in 1939 to vacation in England, France and Ireland as the Nazis were rising in Europe. Aware that he was at a career turning point, he wanted to rest and reflect before his next movie, the motion picture musical Broadway Melody of 1940, which he had contracted to make for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
The result is this marvel…