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Published by Hutchinson in London .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Astaire, Fred.,
  • Dancers -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementTim Satchell.
LC ClassificationsGV1785.A83 S28 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 309 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2154034M
ISBN 100091737362
LC Control Number88672230

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