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!
Footage of Vernon and Irene Castle
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Written ByEvangeline Holland
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