Puttin’ on the Ritz

This is the astonishing Fred Astaire version. Mel Brooks created a different version for his film “Young Frankenstein” which he shot in Santa Monica’s historic Mayfair Theater. On New Year’s Eve 1984-5 Pearl and Mike and his friends Jerry and Ian sat in that same theater to see Charles Pierce, widely believed to be one of the 20th century’s foremost female impersonators.

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