America Dances! 1897-1948
a collector's edition of social dance in film
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
Documentaries and factual films and programs
Big apple (Dance)
Lambeth walk (Dance)
Black bottom (Dance)
One step (Dance)
Social dancing United States
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