Radio City Revels

RKO
Benjamin Stoloff
1938
Frankie Manning’s shine was cut from the dance sequence in the film. This may be because it didn’t meet the standards of the censors of the film; in his shine Frankie did a step that Jerome Williams had popularized, as in this publicity picture from the Big Apple dancers performance in Australia.

In addition to the Lindy Hop dance sequence in this film, Herbert White, of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers fame, had a cameo appearance carrying a tray of food. He is identifiable by the white streak in his hair.

Dancers:

Ann Miller: Rhythm Tap
Buster West: Tap, Eccentric

Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers:
Lindy Hop
Frankie Manning
Lucille Middleton
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 savoystyle.com. 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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