Video of Fred Astaire and Joan Fontaine in the 1937 movie A Damsel in Distress.
Watching this (1) may give you some insight into what people liked to watch in the 1930s; and (2) may, or may not, give you some insight into the Whit Stillman movie Damsels in Distress.
Fred Astaire was supposed to be a real ladies' man, but I think he looks kind of faggy. Someone like Fred Astaire would never make it big today.
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