They might only be a 70 year old pair of brown leather tap shoes – still in pretty good condition, but it’s whose feet were in them and of course, it’s the one and only Fred Astaire.
These very shoes which Fred danced in in 1941’s You’ll Never Get Rich have now been put up for auction by Fred’s widow, Robyn Astaire at Heritage Auctions, Dallas,Texas on August 10,2013.
With metal taps, heel and toe, you can just imagine Fred pounding the Columbia studio floors – these shoes must have taken a lot of punishment.
Another slice of Hollywood history, and the opening bid is $50,000. Oh well, I’ll just watch the movie again and look out for them.