Guest Post: Vote for Hellzapoppin’ for the National Film Preservation Board

Guest post by Ricardo Ferraro   The internet has plenty of posts related to relevant lindy hop dance movies. But, what if there was a program to preserve the original copies of these movies ? Indeed, there is one: The Library Of Congress Film Registry from the Library Of Congress National Film Preservation Board. And the […]

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Announcing the Frankie Manning Media Archive

The FRANKIE MANNING MEDIA ARCHIVE is digitizing significant footage of lindy hop’s greatest ambassador, Frankie Manning. Much of this footage is rare and never-before-seen.  This Frankie Manning footage will be freely available to inspire and educate dancers all around the world. The FRANKIE MANNING MEDIA ARCHIVE is volunteer produced by the Frankie Manning Foundation. Consider […]

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The Call of the Jitterbug (1988)

Documentary 1988 Jesper Sorensen, Vibeke Winding, and Tana Ross. Produced by Green Room Productions. 35 min. sd. color with black and white sequences. The Call of the Jitterbug, which takes its name from the Cab Calloway song, is one the best documentaries of Lindy Hop produced so far. It includes oral history interviews with Norma […]

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Frankie Manning on French Television, 1990 (Age 76)

I just want to make sure everyone gets to see this amazing video that Jean-Christophe Hep and Eric Esquivel found featuring Frankie Manning at age 76 dancing with Judy Pritchett and also featuring Cyd Charisse! (Interviews are translated into French.) This is truly an amazing find. Enjoy! 22 sep 1990, "Etoile Palace" démonstration de Lindy hop […]

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Profile 15: Naomi Waller

The Frankie Manning Foundation is delighted to make these lively and informative articles by Bob Crease accessible to dancers everywhere. We’ll be publishing one profile a week throughout #FrankieMonth 2018, and will continue until they are all uploaded. For more information about this series, click here. Enjoy! Click here for Page 1: 15Profiles_Naomi Waller1. Click here […]

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Profile 14: Pal Andrews

The Frankie Manning Foundation is delighted to make these lively and informative articles by Bob Crease accessible to dancers everywhere. We’ll be publishing one profile a week throughout #FrankieMonth 2018, and will continue until they are all uploaded. For more information about this series, click here. Enjoy! Click here: 14Profiles_Pal Andrews […]

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Profile 13: Willie Jones

The Frankie Manning Foundation is delighted to make these lively and informative articles by Bob Crease accessible to dancers everywhere. We’ll be publishing one profile a week throughout #FrankieMonth 2018, and will continue until they are all uploaded. For more information about this series, click here. Enjoy! Click here: 13Profiles_Willie Jones148 […]

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