The Frankie Manning Foundation is making these images available for the purpose of promoting swing dancing and music, as well as Frankie Manning’s legacy. We do not own rights to these images and cannot give legal permission for their use. However, to the best of our knowledge, these images can be used without obtaining permission because they were created as publicity photos for Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, and because there appears to be no one who is claiming copyright for the images. With that said, while it’s unlikely, we cannot guarantee that there may not be other rights holders from whom you must obtain permission to use the photographs.
We recommend always including the caption and credit supplied for each photograph.
Whyte’s Hopping Maniacs performing with “Le Cotton Club de New York” at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, summer 1937.
(left to right) Naomi Waller and Frankie Manning, Lucille Middleton and Jerome Williams, Mildred Cruse and Billy Williams.
Photo credit: studio c. bracken
Lucille Middleton and Frankie Manning doing drop-down-the-back while on tour with Hollywood Hotel Revue in New Zealand, summer 1938.
Photo credit: Steele
Frankie Manning arriving in Sydney Harbor while on tour with Hollywood Hotel Revue, fall 1938. Jerome Williams and Willamae Ricker in background.
The following photographs were donated for free by the photographers for use in publicity related to swing dancing and Frankie Manning with the express stipulation that credit be given to the photographers. If you use these images for PR purposes, please do credit the photographers.
Frankie Manning performing squat Charleston, circa late 1980s.
Photo credit: Ralph Gabriner
Frankie Manning leading the shim sham at a swing dance event in Arizona, 1999.
Photo Credit: Albert T. Parker
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