Monday 11 May 2009

Happy Birthday, Israel Baline!

The great songwriter Irving Berlin was born on this day in 1888. Here are Fred and Ginger taking one of his instant classics and lifting it to another level, not only with their incomparable dancing but with Fred's easily undervalued singing, which, in its delicate understated way, communicated the essence of a song far more effectively than many a more heavyweight artist - Enjoy!


  1. Berlin + Astaire: there's also this.

  2. Ah yes, lovely - and there's, er, this...