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TOP HAT AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL: ART DECO PERFECTION

Top Hat had its 1935 premiere at Manhattan’s  Radio City Music Hall. Perfect, because the decor of the production interiors matched the decor of the theatre.

Both are masterpieces of Art Deco, a visual aesthetic that pervaded the early to mid 20th century and created wonderful designs of everything from buildings to automobiles, to fashion, to household appliances. The interiors (and costumes!) in Top Hat are pure Art Deco. They are streamlined, soaring, elegant, beautifully crafted — shamelessly and confidently modern.

Chrysler Building 1930 

William Van Alen: Architect

Rather like these two, don’t you think?

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5 comments on “TOP HAT AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL: ART DECO PERFECTION

  1. romance personified these two. 🙂

  2. Yeah, I am still mesmerized by the Cheek to Cheek song.. Masterpiece indeed.. =)

  3. i love fred astaire and ginger ❤

  4. I really want to watch the full movieee 😦
    Even though we didn’t get to watch it fully in class, I almost felt like crying when Fred Astaire started singing his first line “I’m in heaven”. This romantic scene they present never gets old and stands among every romantic scenes in any movies!

  5. me too!! i wanna watch the whole movie..:(
    i instantly fell in love with the pair when they were singing and dancing in the rain..modern musicals that we have nowadays are nothing compared to the classics..:)

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