23 September 2010

Rhyme nor Reason: Adele and Fred Astaire

Just listened to a George Gershwin ditty called I'd Rather Charleston featuring Adele and Fred Astaire so wanted to share a favorite Joseph Abbe photograph of the pair circa 1926... I love the positioning of Adele's hands and that billowy sleeve and the lacquered hair and those amazing eyes that don't seem aware of her brother's gaze.


Daniel-Halifax said...

And our world collide again!! I JUST downloaded that song earlier this week! Goosebumps!

W.E. said...

We must be on the same Gershwin/Astaire brainwave DH! And here I was thinking the song is so obscure no one would know what I was talking about. Isn't the tune such a great moment of frivolity? It always makes me smile.