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Vernon and Irene Castle in 1914
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Vernon and Irene Castle in 1914

Vernon and Irene Castle were a husband-and-wife team of ballroom dancers of the early 20th century. They are credited with both invigorating and dousing the popularity of the modern dancing. Husband may refer to: the male spouse in a marriage a husband pillow. ... Marriage is a relationship that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ... A team comprises any group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. ... Ballroom dance, depending on how it is defined, may refer to a wide variety of partner dances. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Popularity is the quality of being well-liked or common. ...


Vernon Castle (May 2, 1887 - February 15, 1918) was born William Vernon Blyth in Norwich, Norfolk, England. May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Norwich (pronounced variously Norritch or Norridge) is a city in East Anglia, in Eastern England, and the regional administrative centre and county town of Norfolk. ... Norfolk (pronounced NOR-fk) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK...


Irene Castle (April 17, 1893 - January 25, 1969) was born Irene Foote in New Rochelle, New York. April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... New Rochelle is a city located in Westchester County in the US state of New York, 16½ miles (26½ km) from Grand Central Station in New York City. ...


The Castles' initial fame began in Paris, where they introduced American ragtime dances such as the Turkey Trot and Grizzly Bear. When the Castles returned home to the US, their success was repeated on a far wider scale. Making their New York debut in 1912 at a branch of the Cafe de Paris, operated by Louis Martin, who had given them their start in Paris, the duo were soon in demand on stage, in vaudeville and in motion pictures. In 1914 the couple opened a dancing school in New York called "Castle House," a nightclub called "Castles By the Sea," and a restaurant, "Sans Souci." At Castle House they taught New York society the latest dance steps by day, and greeted guests and performed at their club and cafe by night. They also were in demand for private lessons and appearances at fashionable parties. Despite their fame, they often found themselves treated as hired menials; if a rich client was too demanding, Vernon would quote a fee of a thousand dollars an hour for lessons and he often got it. Look up Fame in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Fame may refer to a number of different topics, including: Fame, the condition of being known to the general public. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Ragtime is an American musical genre, enjoying its peak popularity around the years 1900–1918. ... The turkey trot was a dance made popular in the early 1900’s. ... The Grizzly Bear started in San Francisco, along with the Bunny Hug and Texas Tommy (dance) and was also done on the Staten Island ferry boats in the 1900s. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government CIA World Factbook Entry for United States House. ... ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Private refers to: privacy the ability of a person to control the availability of information about and exposure of him or herself. ... A lesson is a structured period of time where learning occurs. ... A lesson is a structured period of time where learning occurs. ...


The Castles appeared in a newsreel called Social and Theatrical Dancing in 1914 and wrote a bestselling instructional book, Modern Dancing, later the same year. The pair also starred in a feature film called The Whirl of Life (1915), which was well-received by critics and public alike. As the couple's celebrity increased in the mid-1910s, Irene Castle became a major fashion trendsetter, initiating the vogue for bobbed hair and shorter skirts. Her chic wardrobe was supplied almost exclusively by the couturiere "Lucile," (Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon} but Irene also designed some of her clothes herself. 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... // Events and trends The 1910s represent the culmination of European militarism which had its beginings during the second half of the 19th Century. ... This article is about the 20th century fashion designer, Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon. ...

Irene Castle costumed by Lucile for Watch Your Step, 1914
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Irene Castle costumed by Lucile for Watch Your Step, 1914

The Castles endorsed Victor Records and Victrolas, issuing records by the Castle House Orchestra, led by James Reese Europe –– a pioneering figure in African-American music. They also lent their names to advertising for other mechandising products, from cigars and cosmetics to shoes and hats. The Victor Talking Machine Company (1901 - 1929) was a United States corporation, the leading American producer of phonographs and phonograph records and one of the leading phonograph companies in the world at the time. ... The Victor Talking Machine Company (1901 - 1929) was a United States corporation, the leading American producer of phonographs and phonograph records and one of the leading phonograph companies in the world at the time. ... James Reese Europe (22 February 1881–9 May 1919) was a United States ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer. ... African American music (also called black music, formerly known as race music) is an umbrella term given to a range of musical genres emerging from or influenced by the culture of United States. ...


The Castles' greatest success together was on Broadway in Irving Berlin's debut musical Watch Your Step (1914). In this extravaganza, the couple refined and popularized the Fox Trot dance, which Vaudeville comedian Harry Fox is believed to have invented. After its New York run, Watch Your Step toured through 1916. Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989), born Israel Isidore Baline, in Tyumen, Russia (or possibly Mogilev, Belarus), was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... First panel of most 2005 Sunday strips. ... Vaudeville was a style of multi-act theater which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... For the US music rights agency, see Harry Fox Agency Harry Fox was a vaudeville dancer and comedian, most famous for giving his name to the Fox Trot dance. ...


Vernon served as a pilot during World War I for the Royal Flying Corps and later as a training instructor for US pilots. In 1918, while conducting flight maneuvers at Benbrook Field near Fort Worth, Texas his plane crashed and he was killed instantly. Irene paid tribute to Vernon in her memoir My Husband (1919). Aviators are people who fly aircraft either for pleasure or for a job. ... Clockwise from top: Trenches in frontline, a British Mark I Tank crossing a trench, the Royal Navy battleship HMS Irresistible sinking after striking a mine at the battle of the Dardanelles, a Vickers machine gun crew with gas masks and a Sopwith Camel biplane. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Fort Worth is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, located about 30 miles (50 km) west of Dallas on the West Fork of the Trinity River. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Irene starred solo in about a dozen silent films between 1917 and 1924 and she also appeared in several stage productions before retiring from show business. She married three more times –– to Robert Tremain, Frederic McLaughlin, and George Enzinger. In 1939 her life with Vernon was turned into a movie, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, produced by RKO and starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Irene served as a technical advisor on the film but clashed with Rogers who refused to cut or color her hair or to wear authentic reproductions of Castle's Lucile dresses. A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle is a biographical musical comedy starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver and Walter Brennan. ... RKO could stand for: RKO Pictures The R.K.O. - finishing manoever (and initials) of WWE professional wrestler Randy Orton. ... Fred Astaire Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska, was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... Ginger Rogers Ginger Rogers (July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was a legendary American actress and dancer. ... An expert or knowledgeable advisor to a movie or television production, whose job is to see that their field of expertise is portrayed accurately in the production. ...


For the rest of her life, Irene was a staunch and litigious animal-rights activist, ultimately founding the Illinois animal shelter "Orphans of the Storm," which is still active. Activism, in a general sense, can be described as involvement in action to bring about change, be it social, political, environmental, or other change. ...


Vernon and Irene Castle are interred together in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York. Located in The Bronx, Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ...


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Vernon and Irene Castle were a husband-and-wife team of ballroom dancers of the early 20th century.
Irene served as a technical advisor on the film but clashed with Rogers who refused to cut or color her hair or to wear authentic reproductions of Castle's Lucile dresses.
Vernon and Irene Castle are interred together in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York.
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