Swinging Archives and Libraries

Guest Post by Karen Campos McCormack    In March 2018 I was lucky to spend a month in New York, in Harlem, researching the history of Lindy hop thanks to the support of the Frankie Manning Foundation. I had previously researched the history of swing via the internet, Amazon, second hand bookshops and the limited […]

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Swingin’ at the Savoy

Not to be confused with the book by the same name by original Lindy Hopper Norma Miller. I guess the name was too good to resist! Originally produced by Living Traditions, the people responsible for the very successful Lindy Hop revival in Seattle starting in the late eighties, this documentary provides an intimate glimpse of […]

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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. […]

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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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Profile 12: Eunice Callen

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: 12Profiles_Eunice Callen1 […]

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Profile 11: Harry Rowe

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: 11Profiles_Harry Rowe1 Click here […]

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