What do you get when you combine the frenetic weirdism of Oscar Levant and the calm, elegant and sophisticated Fred Astaire? You get great television.
Astaire sings great, he doesn’t dance, in this rare live television appearance. He seems to be torn between his devotion to his friend, Levant, and his need to get the hell out of there. His body language suggests that he’s nervous about being on live with the certifiable and unpredictable Levant.