Fred Astaire Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles
Born: May 10, 1899 in Omaha, Nebraska
Died: June 22, 1987 in Los Angeles, California
Died: June 22, 1987 in Los Angeles, California
Fred Astaire (1899-1987), began his career touring in the vaudeville circuit with his sister Adele as a dancing partner. After many stage hits, he was given a screen test resulting in the famous verdict: "Can't act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." In the 1930s, he was paired with Ginger Rogers in ten films and continued to dominate musical films in the 1940s. Astaire was a recipient of a special Academy Award in 1949 for his contribution to films and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Towering Inferno in 1974. He died at 88 in 1987.
1984-AFI-Life-Achievement-Award:-A-Tribute-to-Lillian-Gish (in person), 2009-1939:-Hollywood's-Greatest-Year (Other), 2005-Follow-the-Fleet:-The-Origins-of-Those-Dancing-Feet (Other), 2008-Waiting-for-Hockney (Other), 1999-The-Lady-with-the-Torch (Other), 1988-AFI-Life-Achievement-Award:-A-Tribute-to-Jack-Lemmon (Other), 2010-Moguls-&-Movie-Stars:-A-History-of-Hollywood (Sound), 1998-The-Life-and-Times-of-Hank-Greenberg (Sound), 1993-Wrestling-Ernest-Hemingway (Sound), 1964-Paris-When-It-Sizzles (Sound), 1981-AFI-Life-Achievement-Award:-A-Tribute-to-Fred-Astaire (Sound), 1987-2009-American-Masters (Other), 2007-Royal-Wedding:-June,-Judy-and-Jane (Other), 2009-Johnny-Mercer:-The-Dream's-on-Me (Sound), 2000-Billy-Elliot (Sound), 1994-That's-Entertainment!-III (Sound), 1985-All-Star-Party-for-'Dutch'-Reagan (in person), 1978-Hollywood's-Diamond-Jubilee (in person), 1975-Bing-Crosby-and-Fred-Astaire:-A-Couple-of-Song-and-Dance-Men (in person), 2009-Johnny-Mercer:-The-Dream's-on-Me (Other), 1994-That's-Entertainment!-III (Other), 1982-Showbiz-Goes-to-War (Other), 1972-Hollywood:-The-Dream-Factory (Other), 2006-Gilmore-Girls (Sound), 2003-The-Human-Stain (Sound), 1985-AFI-Life-Achievement-Award:-A-Tribute-to-Gene-Kelly (in person), 1974-The-1974-Annual-Entertainment-Hall-of-Fame-Awards (in person), 1995-The-First-100-Years:-A-Celebration-of-American-Movies (Other), 1975-Brother-Can-You-Spare-a-Dime (Other), 1981-AFI-Life-Achievement-Award:-A-Tribute-to-Fred-Astaire (in person), 1977-The-Purple-Taxi (Performer), 1976-The-Amazing-Dobermans (Performer), 1970-Santa-Claus-Is-Comin'-to-Town (Performer), 1969-1970-It-Takes-a-Thief (Performer), 1959-On-the-Beach (Performer), 1950-Three-Little-Words (Performer), 1949-The-Barkleys-of-Broadway (Performer), 1946-Blue-Skies (Performer), 1940-Broadway-Melody-of-1940 (Performer), 1937-Shall-We-Dance (Performer), 1935-Roberta (Performer), 1934-The-Gay-Divorcee (Performer), 1950-Three-Little-Words (Other), 1935-Roberta (Other), 1935-Roberta (Producer), 1960-Astaire-Time (Producer), 1959-Another-Evening-with-Fred-Astaire (Producer), 1987-Hollywood-the-Golden-Years:-The-RKO-Story (in person), 1984-George-Stevens:-A-Filmmaker's-Journey (in person), 1982-The-1982-Annual-Vision-Awards (in person), 1980-Fred-Astaire:-Change-Partners-and-Dance (in person), 1980-Fred-Astaire:-Puttin'-on-His-Top-Hat (in person), 1979-The-36th-Annual-Golden-Globes-Awards (in person), 1978-Bing-Crosby:-His-Life-and-Legend (in person), 1978-The-50th-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1977-The-Late-Late-Show (in person), 1976-The-Mike-Douglas-Show (in person), 1975-The-47th-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1975-The-Merv-Griffin-Show (in person), 1975-The-Lion-Roars-Again (in person), 1973-Magnavox-Presents-Frank-Sinatra (in person), 1967-The-39th-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1962-The-14th-Annual-Primetime-Emmy-Awards (in person), 1960-Astaire-Time (in person), 1959-Another-Evening-with-Fred-Astaire (in person), 1959-The-11th-Annual-Primetime-Emmy-Awards (in person), 1955-1958-What's-My-Line (in person), 1957-Person-to-Person (in person), 1955-I've-Got-a-Secret (in person), 1945-Ziegfeld-Follies (in person), 2007-Secret-Diary-of-a-Call-Girl (Sound), 2003-The-Dreamers (Sound), 1985-The-Purple-Rose-of-Cairo (Sound), 1985-That's-Dancing! (Sound), 1971-A-Safe-Place (Sound), 1959-The-Jack-Paar-Tonight-Show (in person), 1998-A-Bing-Crosby-Christmas (Other), 1985-That's-Dancing! (Other), 1980-Bob-Hope's-Overseas-Christmas-Tours:-Around-the-World-with-the (Other), 2009-The-Legendary-Bing-Crosby (Other), 2008-Hollywood-Singing-and-Dancing:-A-Musical-Treasure (Other), 2003-The-100-Greatest-Musicals (Other), 2001-Petula-Clark:-This-Is-My-Song (Other), 1970-The-Hollywood-Palace (Other), 2003-Angels-in-America (Sound), 1987-The-Tonight-Show-Starring-Johnny-Carson-25th-Anniversary-Special (in person), 1976-1978-Dinah! (in person), 1988-Rain-Man (Sound), 1956-MGM-Parade (Sound), 2003-b_egin-the-Beguine (Other), 1969-Hollywood:-The-Selznick-Years (Other), 1956-MGM-Parade (Other), 2008-Hollywood-Singing-and-Dancing:-A-Musical-Treasure (Sound), 1997-Deja-Vu (Sound), 1999-The-Green-Mile (Sound), The-Tonight-Show-Starring-Johnny-Carson (Sound), 2013-Secrets-of-the-Manor-House (Other), 1991-2005-Great-Performances (Other), 2003-Complicated-Women (Other), 2009-Hollywood-Singing-&-Dancing:-A-Musical-History---1970's (Other), 1987-Le-cinema-dans-les-yeux (Other), 1963-Hollywood-and-the-Stars (Sound), 1973-AFI-Life-Achievement-Award:-A-Tribute-to-John-Ford (in person), 2011-Wogan-on-Wodehouse (Other), 2001-Bourne-to-Dance (Other), 2000-72nd-Annual-Academy-Awards-Pre-Show (Other), 1999-ABC-2000:-The-Millennium (Other), 1992-The-Tonight-Show-Starring-Johnny-Carson (Other), 1981-Ghost-Story (Performer), 1979-The-Man-in-the-Santa-Claus-Suit (Performer), 1979-Battlestar-Galactica (Performer), 1978-A-Family-Upside-Down (Performer), 1970-The-Over-the-Hill-Gang-Rides-Again (Performer), 1957-Funny-Face (Performer), 1953-The-Band-Wagon (Performer), 1941-You'll-Never-Get-Rich (Performer), 1939-The-Story-of-Vernon-and-Irene-Castle (Performer), 1936-Swing-Time (Performer), 1935-Top-Hat (Performer), 1957-Funny-Face (Other), 1935-Top-Hat (Other), 1968-The-Fred-Astaire-Show (Producer), 1976-Parkinson (in person), 1976-Friars-Club-Tribute-to-Gene-Kelly (in person), 1975-The-29th-Annual-Tony-Awards (in person), 1975-At-Long-Last-Cole (in person), 1974-Fred-Astaire-Salutes-the-Fox-Musicals (in person), 1974-ABC-Late-Night (in person), 1974-Just-One-More-Time (in person), 1969-The-Joey-Bishop-Show (in person), 1968-The-Fred-Astaire-Show (in person), 1965-The-37th-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1960-The-12th-Annual-Primetime-Emmy-Awards (in person), 1959-1960-The-Steve-Allen-Plymouth-Show (in person), 1954-1959-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (in person), 1958-The-Garry-Moore-Show (in person), 1957-Home (in person), 1933-Dancing-Lady (in person), 2007-To-Each-His-Own-Cinema (Sound), Great-Performances (Sound), 2007-To-Each-His-Own-Cinema (Other), 1990-Hollywood-on-Parade (Other), 1999-2007-American-Masters (Sound), 1984-Blame-It-on-Rio (Sound), 1981-Pennies-from-Heaven (Sound), 2008-Banda-sonora (Sound), 2009-Hollywood-Singing-and-Dancing:-A-Musical-History---The-1940s: (Sound), 1996-The-English-Patient (Sound), Dinah! (Sound), 1943/I-The-Sky's-the-Limit (Sound), 1957-1959-General-Electric-Theater (Performer), 1943/I-The-Sky's-the-Limit (Performer), 1943/I-The-Sky's-the-Limit (Other), 1978-The-Kennedy-Center-Honors:-A-Celebration-of-the-Performing-Arts (in person), 1975-Hooray-for-Hollywood (Other), 2007-Michael-Parkinson's-Greatest-Entertainers (Other), 2003-Satin-and-Silk (Other), 1955-1963-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (Other), 1984-La-nuit-des-Cesars (in person), 2007-Emile-Norman:-By-His-Own-Design (Other), 1985-Cocoon (Other), 1972-'S-Wonderful,-'S-Marvelous,-'S-Gershwin (in person), 2010-The-82nd-Annual-Academy-Awards (Other), 2004-Broadway:-The-American-Musical (Other), 1977-The-Easter-Bunny-Is-Comin'-to-Town (Performer), 1968-Finian's-Rainbow (Performer), 1964-Bob-Hope-Presents-the-Chrysler-Theatre (Performer), 1962-Alcoa-Premiere (Performer), 1961-The-Pleasure-of-His-Company (Performer), 1952-The-Belle-of-New-York (Performer), 1951-Royal-Wedding (Performer), 1950-Let's-Dance (Performer), 1945-Yolanda-and-the-Thief (Performer), 1942-You-Were-Never-Lovelier (Performer), 1942-Holiday-Inn (Performer), 1940-Second-Chorus (Performer), 1937-A-Damsel-in-Distress (Performer), 1961-The-Pleasure-of-His-Company (Other), 1942-You-Were-Never-Lovelier (Other), 1937-A-Damsel-in-Distress (Other), 1958-An-Evening-with-Fred-Astaire (Producer), 1940-Second-Chorus (Producer), 1940-Second-Chorus (in person), 1978-The-30th-Annual-Emmy-Awards (in person), 1970-The-42nd-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1965-1966-The-Hollywood-Palace (in person), 1961-1963-Alcoa-Premiere (in person), 1961-1962-Here's-Hollywood (in person), 1958-An-Evening-with-Fred-Astaire (in person), 1958-The-30th-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1956-Cinepanorama (in person), 2010-Doctors (Sound), 1984-Hollywood-'84 (in person), 1995-Legends-of-Entertainment-Video (Other), 1968-The-World-Premiere-of-'Finian's-Rainbow' (in person), 2001-2003-Biography (Other), 2003-Nelson-Freire (Other), 1995-The-Fantasy-Worlds-of-Irwin-Allen (Other), 1963-1964-Hollywood-and-the-Stars (Other), 2001-A.I.-Artificial-Intelligence (Sound), 2010-Step-Up-3D (Sound), 1989-Loverboy (Sound), 1979-Better-Late-Than-Never (Sound), 2009-Hollywood-Singing-and-Dancing:-A-Musical-History---The-1930s: (Sound), 1976-1982-Today (in person), 2009-Hollywood-Singing-and-Dancing:-A-Musical-History---The-1930s: (Other), 2008-A-Trip-to-Swadades (Sound), 2007-ShowBusiness:-The-Road-to-Broadway (Sound), 2000-The-Next-Best-Thing (Sound), 1971-Our-American-Musical-Heritage (Other), 1987-ABC-News-Nightline (Other), 1984-Going-Hollywood:-The-'30s (Other), 2010-Never-Sleep-Again:-The-Elm-Street-Legacy (Other), 2005-Ban-the-Sadist-Videos! (Other), 1988-South-of-Reno (Other), 1974-The-Towering-Inferno (Performer), 1969-Midas-Run (Performer), 1965-Dr.-Kildare (Performer), 1962-The-Notorious-Landlady (Performer), 1957-Silk-Stockings (Performer), 1955-Daddy-Long-Legs (Performer), 1948-Easter-Parade (Performer), 1938-Carefree (Performer), 1936-Follow-the-Fleet (Performer), 1933-Flying-Down-to-Rio (Performer), 1955-Daddy-Long-Legs (Other), 1948-Easter-Parade (Other), 1975-1979-The-Tonight-Show-Starring-Johnny-Carson (in person), 1976-That's-Entertainment,-Part-II (in person), 1974-That's-Entertainment! (in person), 1972-Imagine (in person), 1972-Make-Mine-Red,-White-and-Blue (in person), 1970-The-Dick-Cavett-Show (in person), 1962-The-34th-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1958-The-Oscar-Levant-Show (in person)
Gay-Divorce - Performer (November 29, 1932 - July 1, 1933), The-Band-Wagon - Performer (June 3, 1931 - January 16, 1932), Smiles - Performer (November 18, 1930 - January 10, 1931), Funny-Face - Performer (November 22, 1927 - June 23, 1928), Sunny - Production (September 22, 1925 - December 11, 1926), Lady,-Be-Good! - Performer (December 1, 1924 - September 12, 1925), The-Bunch-and-Judy - Performer (November 28, 1922 - January 20, 1923), For-Goodness-Sake - Performer (February 21, 1922 - May 20, 1922), The-Love-Letter - Performer (October 4, 1921 - October 29, 1921), Apple-Blossoms - Performer (October 7, 1919 - April 24, 1920), The-Passing-Show-of-1918 - Performer (July 25, 1918 - November 9, 1918), Over-the-Top - Performer (November 28, 1917 - February 2, 1918)
FRED ASTAIRE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 145514Signature: "Fred Astaire". 3½x2¼ card. Astaire began his career touring in the vaudeville circuit with his sister Adele as a dancing partner. After many stage hits, he was given a screen test resulting in the famous verdict: "Can't act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.…"
Sale Price $162.00
FRED ASTAIRE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 251995A publicity photograph from the film Follow the Fleet, signed with Fred's "Best" Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Harry/Best from/Fred Astaire". Sepia, 10x8. Shown with Ginger Rogers in still from the film Follow the Fleet, ©1936 RKO Radio Pictures.
Sale Price $450.00
FRED ASTAIRE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 309869The famous dancer and actor signs his name to a fan on this 7¼x9¼ black and white photograph. Inscribed photograph signed: "To Daivie,/Fred Astaire", in red ink, B/w 7¼x9¼.
Sale Price $342.00
FRED ASTAIRE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 79857A 3½x5½ captioned headhsot of the dancer Photograph signed: "Fred Astaire". B/w, 3½x5½. Fred Astaire (1899-1987) began his career touring in the vaudeville circuit with his sister Adele as a dancing partner.
Sale Price $360.00
FRED ASTAIRE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 145512A 3¼x3½ shot of the actor with co-star Gene Kelly Photograph signed: "Fred Astaire". B/w, 3¼x3½. Movie still of a dance routine with Gene Kelly from the only film in which they co-starred, 1946's Ziegfeld Follies, in "The Babbit and the Bromide" sketch.
Sale Price $306.00
FRED ASTAIRE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/15/1943 - HFSID 226555A document with the artist giving consent to use his name in the lyrics for the song "Thank You Columbus" Document signed: "Fred Astaire". 2p, 8½x11. Culver City, California, 1943 June 15. Agreement between Loew's Inc.
Sale Price $680.00
FRED ASTAIRE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/09/1948 - HFSID 176281A document stating to forward all notices addressed to him to the Music Corporation of America Document signed: "Fred Astaire". 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1948 July 9. To RKO Radio Pictures, Los Angeles.
Sale Price $680.00
FRED ASTAIRE - SHEET MUSIC SIGNED - HFSID 253132Sheet music for "Triplets" from The Band Wagon signed by the actor and dancer Sheet Music signed: "Fred Astaire", 8p, 9x12, front and verso. "Triplets", words by Howard Dietz, music by Arthur Schwartz.
Sale Price $360.00
FRED ASTAIRE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/04/1949 - HFSID 176285A letter confirming an agreement to have Motion Picture Relief Funds as his attorney-in-fact Typed letter signed: "Fred Astaire". 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1949 April 4. To RKO Radio Pictures, Los Angeles.
Sale Price $595.00
JACK LEMMON - MAGAZINE COVER SIGNED WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 296959Their signatures on a TV Time cover touting their appearance as George and Ira Gershwin Magazine Cover signed: "Fred Astaire", "Jack Lemmon", 8x11. Signed by their images on TV Time of January 16-22, 1972. Cover story: "Singing Those Gershwin Years".
Sale Price $252.00
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - PROGRAM SIGNED WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 300233Academy Award program from 1958, with a collection of autographs personally collected at the event. Signers include Cary Grant, Bob Hope, Bette Davis, Fred Astaire, Sandra Giles and many other top-flight Hollywood stars.
Sale Price $1,487.50
ROBERT L WHITTINGTON - ORIGINAL ART UNSIGNED 1929 BUT SIGNED BY FRED ASTAIRE - HFSID 274953The actor signs his name on a 3½x5½ original art piece, drawn but unsigned by Robert L. Whittington. Original art signed: "Fred Astaire/29", 3½x5½, affixed to a card (2 surfaces). Fred Astaire (1899-1987), born Frederic Austerlitz, Jr.
Sale Price $396.00
SECOND CHORUS MOVIE CAST - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 255554Fred Astaire and Paulette Goddard sign on a still from the 1940 film Second Chorus Photograph signed: "Fred Astaire" and "Paulette Goddard". B/w, 10x8. As they appeared in the 1940 film, Second Chorus.
Sale Price $360.00
THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT PART II MOVIE CAST - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 258884They sign a color 10x8 photo of the dancing pair. Photograph signed: "Fred Astaire" and "Gene Kelly". Color, 10x8. Director Gene Kelly co-hosted this sequel to the popular 1974 film, That's Entertainment, with Fred Astaire.
Sale Price $552.50
THREE LITTLE WORDS MOVIE CAST - SHEET MUSIC SIGNED WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 251465Sheet music for "Thinking of You" from Three Little Words, signed by stars Red Skelton and Fred Astaire Sheet Music signed: "Fred Astaire" and "Red Skelton", 4p, 9x12, front and verso. "Thinking of You", words by Bert Kalmar, music by Harry Ruby.
Sale Price $337.50