"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Birthday Today - Fred Astaire

Born in 1899, Fred Astaire is.... well, he's Fred Astaire, and no one else is, or likely ever will be.   The greatest dancer ever?  I think so.   Here he is with Rita Hayworth, whom Astaire considered to be the best female dancer in Hollywood during the 1940s.   Funny, I never thought of her as a dancer, but she's cute as a button in this number.   Neat stuff.

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