Feature: The Astaires – Fred and Adele

Wednesday 6 June 2012 by Carmel Smith

The Astaires – Fred and Adele – a new book by Kathleen Riley documents the often overlooked relationship between Fred Astaire and his sister Adele.

“Fred continues to be acclaimed as one of the greatest dancers who ever lived, especially for his magnificent 1930s screen partnership with Ginger Rogers, but throughout the 1920s Fred and his elder sister, Adele, were the toast of the transatlantic musical stage. Indeed, during the Astaires’ almost three decades of theatrical collaboration, it was Adele who was routinely viewed as the bigger star and the greater talent.”
Read Sarah Churchill’s review in the New Statesman, May 2012

RRP: £18.99
Available on Amazon

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