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Fred Astaire's signature tap shoes from 'You'll Never Get Rich' expected to bring $50,000+
These shoes were consigned directly to Heritage Auctions by Robyn Astaire [Fred Astaire's widow].
DALLAS, TX.- The utilitarian brown leather tap shoes worn by Fred Astaire in the 1941 classic "You'll Never Get Rich" are expected to realize $50,000+ in Heritage Auctions' Aug. 10 Entertainment Signature® Auction in Dallas. The movie, starting Rita Hayworth with a score by Cole Porter, remains a fan favorite for seven exhilarating dance routines highlighting Astaire's prodigious talent.

"Fred Astaire is a peerless figure in the entertainment world and these shoes are an important part of Hollywood history," said Margaret Barrett, Director of Entertainment & Music Memorabilia, "not so much because of what they are, but because of who wore them and what was done in them! The film You'll Never Get Rich gave Astaire the ideal platform to showcase his mind blowing dance moves that still impress 72 years later!"

The size 8N leather tap shoes feature black leather soles and metal taps on the stacked heels and toes. The lining of the left shoe is stamped "I. Magnin & Co. / Los Angeles" and "Fred Astaire;" additionally the shoes were autographed by Fred Astaire and bear his marking, "Fred Astaire / 40," 40 likely being the year he bought them.





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