Manhattan Merry-Go-Round

82 mins.
Black and White
Republic Pictures

A musical revue with an all-star cast that includes Cab Calloway and his Orchestra, Ted Lewis and his Orchestra, Louis Prima and his Band, Gene Autry, and Joe DiMaggio. Manhattan Merry-Go-Round has a storyline about gangsters taking over a radio station. Variety Magazine of the day said, “So much talent and novelty has been compressed within the limits of the film that customers dare not sneeze for fear of missing something.” Don’t blink during the quick Lindy Hop bit to Cab’s music, featuring our favorites, Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.
Excerpted in Cab Calloway and his Orchestra, 1935-1947.


Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers:

Frankie Manning
Lucille Middleton
George Greenidge
Stumpy ??
Eddie Davis
Mildred Pollard
Tiny Bunch
Dot Johnson

This content was originally written by Judy Pritchett with Frank Manning. Copyright, 1995, 1996, 1997 for the It may not be reproduced without written permission. Please use the contact form on this website to get in touch. This Biography is also part of the World Lindy Hop Federation Archives maintained by Keith Hughes.

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