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The Fred Astaire story

British Broadcasting Corporation.

The Fred Astaire story

his life, his films, his friends

by British Broadcasting Corporation.

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Published by B.B.C. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astaire, Fred.,
  • Dance.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[British Broadcasting Corporation].
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1785.A83 B74 1975
    The Physical Object
    Pagination68 p. :
    Number of Pages68
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4931947M
    ISBN 100563127775
    LC Control Number76358736
    OCLC/WorldCa2213460

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