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    A Fred Astaire Pair of Tap Shoes from "You'll Never Get Rich." Columbia, 1941. Made of brown leather, black leather soles, stacked heels, metal taps on heels and toes, inside right lining stamped "Designed and / Hand-Sewn / Expressly for / I. Magnin & Co.," inside left lining stamped "I. Magnin & Co. / Los Angeles" and "Fred Astaire" (though very faint now), both side linings have a black fountain pen ink handwritten annotation reading "F. Astaire / 41 / 40025," both bottom linings further signed in black felt-tip ink by the star himself "Fred Astaire / 40;" included are two wooden shoe trees and two orange shoe covers from the famous Beverly Hills store, Carroll & Co.; worn by the dancer as he portrayed "Robert Curtis" in the musical that co-starred Rita Hayworth and Robert Benchley. (Please note these shoes are in standard worn condition due to use.)
    Men's Size 8N

    PROVENANCE:
    These shoes were consigned directly to Heritage Auctions by Robyn Astaire [Fred Astaire's widow] and according to her, they were worn by him in this production, though it's hard to see them distinctly as the film is black and white. Nonetheless, they are clearly Fred Astaire's tap shoes, one of the greatest dancers the world has known. A Letter of Provenance signed by Mrs. Astaire is included with this lot.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2013
    10th Saturday
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