Dorothy “Dot” Johnson

The Lindy Hopper known as Tiny Bunch was a huge King Kong of a man, over 300 pounds, but he was a graceful and agile dancer. His partner, Dot Johnson, was quite petite like King Kong movie co-star Fay Wray. This humorous couple was immortalized by the photographer Aaron Siskind in his photo, At the Savoy (1935) part of the award-winning collection Harlem Document.

Tiny Bunch and Dorothy “Dot” Johnson


Radio City Revels (1938)
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1938)

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