ANOTHER EVENING WITH FRED ASTAIRE (TV)

Summary

This music and dance special starring Fred Astaire focuses on the "beat," opening and closing with a song-and-dance number called "The Afterbeat." In program highlights, Astaire and partner Barrie Chase dance to "That Face!"; Astaire has a funny percussive "conversation" with drummer Alvin Stoller; Jonah Jones and his quartet perform "My Blue Heaven" and "Girl in Calico"; the company, led by Astaire, dances to Jones' interpretation of "Night Train"; Astaire and Chase dance to the "word jazz" narration of Ken Nordine in "My Baby"; the company dances to "Waltzing Matilda"; and Astaire and Chase put a spin on "Sophisticated Lady." To conclude the program, Astaire sings a medley of favorites, including "Fascinating Rhythm" and "Dancing in the Dark." Includes commercials and promos.

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: November 4, 1959 Wednesdasy 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:59:14
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W copy of a color telecast
  • CATALOG ID: T84:0349
  • GENRE: Dance
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Dance
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV, 1959
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Chrysler automobiles^TV - Promos - "This Is Your Life" (voice-over)^TV - Promos - "Kraft Music Hall" (voice-over)^TV - Promos - "The Steve Allen Show" (voice-over)^TV - Promos - "The Lawrence Welk Show" (voice-over)

CREDITS

    • Fred Astaire … Executive Producer, Host
    • Yorkin, Bud (See also: Yorkin, Alan) … Producer, Director
    • Hermes Pan … Choreographer
    • Rose, David and His Orchestra … Music Group
    • David Rose … Music (Misc. Credits), Musical Director
    • Art Gilmore … Announcer
    • Fred Astaire … Dancer
    • Barrie Chase … Dancer
    • Jonah Jones Quartet … Music Group
    • Jonah Jones … Instrumentalist, Trumpet player, Singer
    • Bill Thompson Singers … Choir/Chorus
    • Bill Thompson … Choral Director
    • Alvin Stoller … Instrumentalist, Drummer
    • Ken Nordine … Performer