Steps in Time by Fred Astaire
Astaire, Fred. Steps in Time, An Autobiography. First Edition. 1959. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition—jacket shows a few minor tears.
Jacqueline Onassis once quipped, “Be like Fred Astaire. Don’t let the hard work show.” Though it might not have been apparent on the screen, the hard work is discussed in this autobiography from one of Hollywood’s most enduring performers. In the book, he recounts his Vaudeville beginnings in a much-ballyhooed act with his sister Adele, his legendary onscreen pairings with Ginger Rogers, and his continuing success in 1950s-era films, such as Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn.
“The only way I know how to get a good show is to practice, sweat, rehearse and worry.”