Alexandra and Sebastian go waterskiing in “Josie And The Pussycats” (1970)
Quel miaou réprouve les gros mots? Quels chat chouchou s’estime sans défaut et devant qui les autres tirent leur chapeau? Mais naturellement les aristocats!
Catherine Deneuve in “Peau d’Ane” (1970)
In 1968, Fred Astaire announced that he was giving up dancing. It coincided with the release of his last musical, Finian’s Rainbow, and his last TV special. Despite that, he was asked to dance on some occasions. Two of these, both in 1970, were the 42nd Academy Awards and an interview on the Dick Cavett show.. At the Academy Awards, Astaire stated, “There are some things that just don’t last forever.” However, he next launched into a brief dance routine that brought the house down with applause. The impression was conveyed that it was improvised, but it was all meticulously choreographed by Astaire beforehand, like all his dances. A few months later, he was challenged by Dick Cavett. “I bet you don’t dance.” He stated. Astaire got up from his seat and virtually recreated step-by-step the same routine he had danced at the Awards. By that point, he was 70 years old, and he had several back and knee problems. The dances caused him a lot of pain, but he did them anyway, thus showing his true performer’s spirit.
Finding the kittens "The Aristocats" (1970)