Cyd Charisse & Fred Astaire in 'Dancing in The Dark' segment of the 1953 film 'The Band Wagon.' Perhaps the most famous dance scenein the film. Set in Central Park. In his autobiography, Astaire paid tribute to Charisse, calling her "beautiful dynamite" and writing: "That Cyd! When you've danced with her you stay danced with."
Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire in Broadway Melody of 1940 (Norman Taurog, 1940) Astaire remarked later, “She ‘put 'em down like a man’, no ricky-ticky-sissy stuff with Ellie. She really knocked out a tap dance in a class by herself.”