Posts Tagged ‘Fred Astaire’


Whose birthday am I noting?

May 10, 2018

Fred Astaire, born Frederick Austerlitz, on May 10, 1899 in Omaha, Nebraska, is an icon in the world of American dance.


What is tattoo Tuesday about?

January 14, 2014

top hat one

In addition to tattoo Tuesday, it is also Top Hat Day.  Here is a little history from Wikipedia:

According to fashion historians, the top hat may have descended directly from the sugarloaf hat; otherwise it is difficult to establish provenance for its creation. Gentlemen began to replace the tricorne with the top hat at the end of the 18th century; a painting by Charles Vernet of 1796, Un Incroyable, shows a French dandy (one of the Incroyables et Merveilleuses) with such a hat. The first silk top hat in England is credited to George Dunnage, a hatter from Middlesex, in 1793.[5] The invention of the top hat is often erroneously credited to a haberdasher named John Hetherington.

There is are a lot of other interesting “facts” onWiki.

Also, here is a nod to the 1935 Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers film, Top Hat.

top hat two movie