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  • Writer's pictureOlivia Fortunato

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 Lindy Hopper Frank Manning. Frankie shares his recollections and reflections. His warmth and humanity come through, his serious side and his irresistible smile. Historic material in the video consists of photoraphs from Frankie’s personal scrapbook. Unfortunately, there are no old filmclips. However, the dancing clips shown feature exciting nineties events, such as Can’t Top the Lindy Hop, Frankie Manning’s 80th birthday celebration in New York.

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

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