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April 16, 2008

Begin this Beguine! Fred and Eleanor


Get that Replay Finger ready! I promise you."Begin the Beguine" from Broadway Melody, Armenian music by Harout Pamboujian (no relation to Cole Porter). Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell as never, ever before seen.

April 16, 2008 5:17 PM | | Comments (3)


I just want to know whether this is real or a montage by an expert video maker. Can anyone give me an answer.

Either the composer, Harout Pamboujian, took the existing film clip of Astaire and Powell in "Broadway Melody" and laid one his compositions on top or he created an original score to match the film or another person (anonymous) found the clip (which you can, too, on YouTube by searching Astaire and Powell) and found the music and realized they fit -- mash-up! There are a slew of these dance mash-ups on YouTube. Though this one is special -- and I am as curious to know its origins as you are.

I've already watched it four times -- magic in any language. (Fred must be looking down, and smiling.)

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