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America Dances! 1897-1948

A Collector's Edition of Social Dance in Film
(DVD - 2003 )
America Dances! 1897-1948
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Compilation of film clips with added soundtrack, documenting various American social dances as seen in feature films, newsreels, television programs, and other sources. Includes film and music credits at end of program.
Statement of Responsibility: produced by Dancetime Publications ; collected and organized by Carol Téten
Title: America dances! 1897-1948
a collector's edition of social dance in film
[videorecording]
Publisher: Kentfield, Calif. : Dancetime Publications, c2003
Country of Producing Entity: U.S
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Lindy hop in choreography: Lindy hop, jitterin' jitterbugs / from the movie Keep punching, 1939; danced by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Lindy hop / from the soundie Cottontail (Hot chocolates); danced by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers; Soundies Dist. Corp., 1941
Lindy hop / from the movie Boy! What a girl!, 1946; Em Gee Film Library, Herald Pictures
Lindy hop / from the movie Killer diller, 1948; danced by the Congaroos at the Apollo [Theater]
Latin dances: Cuban Pete / with Luba Malina; Official Films, 1940s
A rumba story / Official Films, 1940s
Rumba with spice / Official Films, 1940s
Mexican jumping bean / starring Noro Morales and his Rhumba Band, Official Films, 1940s
Conga loca / with Nano Rodrigo and his Orchestra, Official Films, 1940s
Rhumba serenade: Mi rumba / featuring Nano Rodrigo and his Orchestra, Official Films, 1940s
1939-1948, From romantic dance to acrobatic classics. Romantic dances: Waltz / danced by Irene Castle and Alex Fisher at the World's Fair; newsreel, 1939
Adagio / from May I have the next trance with you?, RGM Productions, 1941
Adagio / from Dreamland of mine, RGM Productions, 1941
Lindy hop/jitterbug contests: Collegiate shag / Universal Newsreel, 1930s
200,000 jitterbugs go slap happy at swing jamboree / Universal Newsreel, 1940s
Beach resort has new slant on jitterbug / Universal Newsreel, 1930s
A dizzy round of jitterbug and jive hits the big town / Universal Newsreel, 1940s
Lindy hop, Harvest Moon Ball / Universal Newsreel, 1940s
Lindy hop/jitterbug jive, New York City / Universal Newsreel, 1940s
Lindy hop contest, Harvest Moon Ball / Hearst Metronome News, 1930s
Lindy hop, harvest time in rhythm / Universal Newsreel, 1940s
Lindy hop / newsreel, Universal Newsreel, 1930s
Big apple: Susie Q basics / from The American musical theatre, WCBS-TV, 1960; demonstrated by Leon James and Al Minns; speaker, Marshall Stearns
Big apple basics / from The American musical theatre, WCBS-TV, 1960; demonstrated by Leon James and Al Minns; speaker, Marshall Stearns
Big apple dance: a tarheel stomp agitates country / Universal Newsreel, 1937
From the minuet to the Big apple / presented by Adolf Zukor; Hudson de-Lange Orchestra; UM+MTV, 1937
Big apple / from the movie Keep punching, 1939; danced by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Slow dances: Lambeth walk / from Life in the 30s, 1930s
Waltz: New York City / Universal Newsreel, 1930s
Waltz, rumba, mambo: Harvest Moon Ball / newsreel, 1930s
New style rhumba makes a hit with winter tourists / recorded in Coral Gables, Fla., with Ramon and Renita; Universal Newsreel, 1930s
1930-1939+, From dance marathons to lindy hop/jitterbug contests. Dance marathons: Dance marathon newsreels, 1931
8 couples remain in gruelling 3 month dancing marathon / Universal Newsreel, 1932
Exhausted couples drag fatigued feet in endurance walk / Universal Newsreel, 1931
Tired couples totter on feet over 2,500 hours / Universal Newsreel, 1933
Endurance dancers still seek record after 5 months / newsreel, 1931
Lindy hop: Lindy hop introduction / from The American musical theatre, WCBS-TV, 1960; demonstrated by Leon James and Al Minns; speaker, Marshall Stearns
Lindy hop / from The Golden 20s RKO and March of Time 1927-1928; speaker, Tom Hale; recorded in a Harlem dance hall, New York City, 1927
20s fad dances: Raggedy Ann, Tangolio / from the newsreel First photos by wire with Tom Hale, 1924
Kinkerjeu, lindy whirl, Yankee prance, old-fashioned waltz / from The Golden 20s RKO and March of Time 1927-1928; speaker, Tom Hale; recorded at the Dance Masters convention in New York City, 1927
Charleston: Charleston basics / from The American musical theatre, WCBS-TV, 1960; demonstrated by Leon James and Al Minns; speaker, Marshall Stearns
Charleston and black bottom / Fox Movietone Newsreel, 1924
Charleston in newsreels / Fox Movietonews, 1920s
Charleston dance contests / from the newsreel Women in the 20s, 1925; speaker, Tom Hale; recorded at the Roseland Ballroom, New York City
Charleston contests / from The Golden 20s RKO and March of Time 1927-1928, 1927
Ballroom acrobats / from The Golden 20s RKO and March of Time 1927-1928; speaker, Tom Hale; 1927
Shimmy / Broadway nights, Regal Distributing Corp., 1920s
1920-1929, From the blackbottom to the lindy hop. Blackbottom: Let's do [the] blackbottom / Producers Library Service, 1924
The Castles: Irene and Vernon Castle / from the film The whirl of life, 1915
Ragtime fads: One step. Everybody's doin' it now / from the film The whirl of life, 1915
Comic fox trot with Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Drew / from the film Fox trot finesse, Vitagraph Film Company of America, 1915
Airplane waltz / from Early aviation films, 1911
Two step / from People and places in America 1903-1912, 1918
1897-1919, From the cakewalk to the Castle walk. Cakewalk: Charity ball / filmed by Thomas A. Edison, 1897
Foxy Grandpa and Polly in a little hilarity / American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1902
Cake walk / American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1903
Comedy cake walk / American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1903
Comedy cakewalk on beach / newsreel, 1903
Performers: Pianist: David Shepard.
Summary: Compilation of film clips with added soundtrack, documenting various American social dances as seen in feature films, newsreels, television programs, and other sources. Includes film and music credits at end of program.
System Details: DVD
Subject Headings: Conga (Dance) Jitterbug (Dance) Big apple (Dance) Suzi-Q (Dance) Mambo (Dance) Rumba (Dance) Lambeth walk (Dance) Dance marathons United States Lindy (Dance) Shimmy (Dance) Charleston (Dance) Black bottom (Dance) Waltz (Dance) Two-step (Dance) Foxtrot (Dance) One step (Dance) Cakewalk (Dance) Ballroom dancing United States 20th century Ballroom dancing United States History Harvest Moon Ball (Competition)
Genre/Form: Video
Compilations
Documentaries and factual films and programs
Dance
Topical Term: Motion pictures
Latin dancing
Adagio dancing
Social dancing
Conga (Dance)
Jitterbug (Dance)
Big apple (Dance)
Suzi-Q (Dance)
Mambo (Dance)
Rumba (Dance)
Lambeth walk (Dance)
Dance marathons
Lindy (Dance)
Shimmy (Dance)
Charleston (Dance)
Black bottom (Dance)
Waltz (Dance)
Two-step (Dance)
Foxtrot (Dance)
One step (Dance)
Cakewalk (Dance)
Ballroom dancing
Ballroom dancing
Local Subject Heading: Motion pictures. Whirl of life
Latin dancing
Adagio dancing
Social dancing United States
Donor Note: Gift of Carol Téten
Research Call Number: *MGZIDVD 5-51
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