Fred Astaire called Pan his ideas man and greatly valued his assistance not just as a source and critic of ideas, but as a rehearsal partner for fine-tuning routines with him and Ginger.
Pan collaborated on 17 out of Astaire’s 31 musical films and 3 of his 4 TV specials.
Pan is widely accepted as one of the most important forces in dance choreography of 20th century film and TV musicals.
Hermes is a Dancer and Choreographer, principally celebrated as Astaire’s Choreographic Collaborator on the famous 1930’s movie Musicals starring Astaire an Ginger.
The clip is from the 1942 film Footlight Serenade.