Cyd Charisse & Fred Astaire | Silk Stockings [All of You]

by Marypublished on July 6, 2022

Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire gracefully dance to “All of You” in the 1957 film Silk Stockings

Silk Stocking
Music by Cole Porter
Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by George S. Kaufman, Leueen MacGrath, Abe Brown
Choreographed by Eugene Loring and Hermes Pan

Silk Stockings involves special envoy Nina Yaschenko. She is dispatched from the Soviet Union to rescue three foolish commissars from the pleasures of Paris. Romanced by theatrical agent Steven Canfield, she eventually comes to recognize the virtures of capitalist indulgence. Other characters includes Peter Boroff, Russia’s greatest composer, who is being wooed by Janice Dayton. Janice is America’s swimming sweetheart, convinces Peter to write the score for her first non-aquatic picture, a musical adaptation of War and Peace. (synopsis from wikipedia)