Footage of Vernon and Irene Castle

The Castles filmed the first dance instruction video, “Social and Theatrical Dancing,”  in 1914, and as I browsed YouTube for clips of their creative partner and bandleader, James Reese Europe, I stumbled across clips of them dancing (with the added bonus of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) ). Check it out!


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