Top Hat

Fred Astaire in Top Hat

Fred Astaire in Top Hat.

(1935, dir. Mark Sandrich, 101 mins, USA, NR)

Arguably the best Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers picture, Top Hat circles around mistaken identity mix-ups, jealous suitors and great choreography. 35mm print provided by UCLA Film and Television Archives. Special guest speaker: Cathy Whitlock, author of Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction, and the blog Cinema Style, discusses art direction and the visual style of Top Hat.

Whitlock’s appearance made possible by the Myrtie D. Shumacker Lecture Fund.

This film is part of the 2013 Winter Nights Film Series.

Top Hat Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN