Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire, The Band Wagon
The Band Wagon (1953) stars Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, and Nanette Fabray. It was beautifully directed by Vincente Minnelli and is, unquestionably, front to back gorgeous – the stars, the wardrobe, the sets, the choreography, the makeup, the story… everything as flawless as Cyd and Nanette.
Nanette Fabray fascinates me – she somehow manages to be both beautiful and adorable at the same time. I just really enjoy watching her films. She brought so much energy to each role.
If you’ve never seen The Band Wagon, I hope you’ll find it on TV or get your hands on a dvd. Like so many musicals from Hollywood’s magical past, it was a delicious escape from reality and just a whole lot of fun.
How can you beat that?!