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Fred Astaire was not merely a dancer, not merely a peerlessly debonair singer and actor. He was, above all, the very epitome of style - style as an almost heraldic quality. He might indeed have personified Style on a coat-of-arms, as other, medieval forms personified Chastity and Avarice. The airiest spirit of the American cinema - Astaire, a star on a stair!

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