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FRED ASTAIRE in SMOOTH CRIMINALStarring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Leslie CaronChoreographed by Michael Kidd'Smooth Criminal' by Michael JacksonVideo edited by CFJOriginally uploaded on my 1st channel in March 2008, then on my 2nd one on April 21, 2008, and also on June 28, 2009 (HQ version). This was the first in my MJ trilogy videos, which I made hoping that MJ would see it and just smile. It had got more than 2 million views in total until my former channel got deleted on December 8, 2010. The following is the original description I wrote for the video.---------------I love both Astaire and Michael Jackson. I want young people to know Astaire stuff, that is why I made this. The video features scenes from the Girl Hunt ballet in The Band Wagon (1953) starring Astaire and Cyd Charisse (those supreme legs!! The most perfect body a woman could have. So sensual, so elegant), to which MJ gave homage in his Smooth Criminal vid (also in a performance of Get Happy on the Jacksons show in the 70s as well as You Rock My World in 2001), and, as an intro, a sequence from Daddy Long Legs (1955) featuring Leslie Caron (in motion pictures, you mustn't put a coin into a jukebox in an ordinary way!).My initial idea was using also Yolanda And The Thief (1945) where Astaire appeared with the same costume, a white suit, hat and a blue shirt, but I eventually omitted it.Michael Kidd worked with Janet in the Alright vid in 1990, featuring Cyd Charisse (in the red dress!), the Nicholas Brothers and Cab Calloway.---------------Check out the other two in the MJ trilogy on my channel:ORIGINS OF THE MOONWALKhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v67WuP5TU4wWEST SIDE STORY ('Somebody Call Michael' mix)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsuwCXiVfdYWatch also:Fred Astaire + Robert Palmer - Let's Face The Music And Dancehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TlcEZTdsaU