Fred Astaire

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The ‘Normandie’ docking in New York. Photograph: Courtesy V&A

From Shall we Dance, featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sailing from Paris to New York, to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Marilyn Monroe and Jane(...)

Ashford Castle sits on 365 acres overlooking Lough Corrib. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

As I pull up at the door of Ashford Castle and eyeball the beaming man in the racing green top hat and tails making his way towards my car, I marvel a(...)

Boom time: The aftermath of nuclear war has always been fertile ground for post-apocalyptic films, novels and TV series. Photograph: RomoloTavani/Getty Images

In January 1962, the cover of Esquire magazine trailed a feature on the influence of then US president John F Kennedy on men’s fashion, including his (...)

Caroline Flack: ‘I try not to look back. It comes up with the job. I never try to play the victim.’ Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Zeo

“Every time he comes off stage, and I’m coming on, he does this.” Caroline Flack pulls back her nostrils and starts making pig snorts at her co-star, (...)

 Bruce Forsyth and Beryl Reid (right), singing ‘Piccadilly,’ on stage at the old Brixton Music Hall.

Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history, from Sunday Night at the London Pall(...)

Cartoonist Dan Perkins, aka Tom Tomorrow. Photograph: J.P. Trostle

Dan Perkins, aka Tom Tomorrow, is tired of drawing Donald Trump. Perkins has drawn him as an angry baby, as a deranged superhero/villain, as the sensi(...)

Puttin’ on the Ritz was the opening group dance in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on Sunday night on RTÉ One. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“Get your glitter on,” or don’t, get your slippers on, it’s Sunday night, and it’s the very first RTÉ episode of Dancing with the Stars, LIVE! from Ar(...)

 Actress Debbie Reynolds poses backstage with her Lifetime Achievement award with her granddaughter Billie Catherine (R) and daughter actress Carrie Fisher (L) at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2015. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

When Debbie Reynolds, wearing a skimpy pink flapper’s dress, burst out of an enormous cake at a Hollywood party in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), she si(...)

Michel Déon with a portrait of himself in his home in Co Galway. In ‘La Chambre de Ton Pere’, Déon recounted how the portrait was painted. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

The novelist Michel Déon, the French writer most closely associated with Ireland, died in hospital in Galway on Wednesday at the age of 97. Déon’s t(...)

Postman Pat: followed the adventures of a postman as he carried out his mail rounds in the fictional village of Greendale.

Ken Barrie, the voice of children’s TV show Postman Pat, has died at the age of 83. Barrie, who was born Leslie Hulme, provided the voice for Pat and (...)

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