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FRED ASTAIRE & GINGER ROGERS: THE UNDYING STARS OF HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN AGE: A Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Biography
What makes a person a star? This is one of the greatest mysteries of the entertainment world. How can someone be propelled from an ordinary existence into the extraordinary, lifted from the Earth and soaring into the stratosphere? Like lightning caught in a bottle, some people have that certain X-factor in their bodies and personalities. They manage to house the mysterious "It" that encapsulates the needs and desires of a large mass of people at a particular point in time.
These people are stars. But as surely as stars rise, most also fall. They wax and wane, and vanish into the annals of history, touching and brilliant, but only for a time. A few, however, do not fade. Their names and faces become unforgettable, seeping into the lifeblood of popular culture. Timeless and iconic, they remain relevant and inspirational even to a changed world.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are two of these undying stars, amongst the greatest figures of Hollywood's Golden Age. Fred and Ginger together was pure, perfect alchemy. They transformed matter into cinema gold and became the most memorable dance partners in movie history.