Savoy vs. Hollywood (Essay Footnotes) « Swungover* These are the footnotes to the post Hollywood Style vs. Savoy Style: A Fight to the Death (Hopefully?) Introduction * — If you don’t know about the Hollywood vs. Savoy “style wars,” you will need to know the general backstory and a few lead characters, (and perhaps also take a few moments to appreciate the lack of such blatant style wars in the modern scene). Basically, 90% of the 1930s and 1940s jitterbug we have on film comes from two regions of dancers: The Harlem dancers (especially Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers of the Savoy Ballroom) and dancers from Southern California. The Whitey’s and Shorty George (not a Whitey’s Lindy Hopper, but an older dancer many Whitey’s looked up to) are responsible for a lot of what many perceive as “Savoy style” dancing. Some other Harlem dancers who later appeared on film and are mentioned in this essay are Sonny Allen and George Lloyd. *** — Bleyers are rubber-soled dance shoes that came in dozens of two-tone spectator designs. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Lindy Hop History: 1800-1945. Part I Early History: 1800 - 1945 Slide Show Presentation Click the icon to open the 1800-1945 slide show presentation. Table of Contents African RootsAfrican American Dance 1800-1925 Cakewalk Charleston Black BottomLindy Hop's First Generation: 1925-1935 The Savoy Ballroom "Twistmouth" George Ganaway & Edith Matthews Leroy "Stretch" Jones & Little Bea "Shorty" George Snowden & Big Bea The Dance Style Acquires a NameLindy Hop's Golden Era: 1935-1945 Passing the Torch Frankie "Musclehead" Manning Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Lindy Hop Goes to the Movies!
...And Around the World! Dean Collins Jewel McGowan The Golden Era Draws to a Close Up Next: Decline and Remission 1945-1983 African Roots African culture, imported to America during the days of slavery, brought with it a rich history of dance in a style that was unfamiliar to caucasian plantation owners. Video: Early European Dance The style of dance exhibited by African slaves was of a natural form. Video: African Tribal Dance The Savoy Ballroom. Lindy hop. Historique du Boogie Woogie. Histoire du Boogie Woogie. Lindy Hop Moves.
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