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The Resource Frankie Manning : ambassador of Lindy hop, Frankie Manning and Cynthia R. Millman

Frankie Manning : ambassador of Lindy hop, Frankie Manning and Cynthia R. Millman

Label
Frankie Manning : ambassador of Lindy hop
Title
Frankie Manning
Title remainder
ambassador of Lindy hop
Statement of responsibility
Frankie Manning and Cynthia R. Millman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the early days of swing dancing, Frankie Manning stood out for his moves and his innovative routines; he created the "air step" in the Lindy hop, a dance that took the U.S. and then the world by storm. In this autobiography, the choreographer and Tony Award winner (Black and Blue) Frankie Manning recalls how his first years of dancing as a teenager at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom led to his becoming chief choreographer and a lead dancer for "Whitey's Lindy Hoppers," a group that appeared on Broadway, in Hollywood musicals, and on stages around the globe. Manning brings the Swing Era vividly back to life with his recollections of the crowded ballrooms, and of Lindy hoppers trying to outdo each other in spectacular performances. His memories of the many headliners and film stars, as well as uncelebrated dancers with whom he shared the stage, create a unique portrait of an era in which African American performers enjoyed the spotlight, if not a star's prerogatives and salary." "With co-author Cynthia R. Millman, Manning traces the evolution of swing dancing from its emergence in Harlem through the post-World War II period, until it was eclipsed first by rock and roll and then disco. When swing made a comeback, Manning's 30-year hiatus ended. He has been performing, choreographing, and teaching ever since."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
253613
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manning, Frankie
Dewey number
  • 792.8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1785.M36
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Millman, Cynthia R.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manning, Frankie
  • Dancers
  • Choreographers
  • Lindy (Dance)
  • Manning, Frankie
  • Choreographers
  • Dancers
  • Lindy (Dance)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
ambassador of Lindy hop
Label
Frankie Manning : ambassador of Lindy hop, Frankie Manning and Cynthia R. Millman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jazz baby -- Early ballroom forays -- To the Savoy at last -- Whitey, Shorty, and Stretch -- Win win -- Up in the air she goes -- Going pro -- Big time at the Cotton Club -- A big apple for Whitey -- On Broadway and in the movies -- Down Rio way -- Dancer interrupted -- The congaroo dancers and a day job -- Revival
Control code
ocm76261647
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
286 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9781592135646
Lccn
2006036174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)76261647
Label
Frankie Manning : ambassador of Lindy hop, Frankie Manning and Cynthia R. Millman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jazz baby -- Early ballroom forays -- To the Savoy at last -- Whitey, Shorty, and Stretch -- Win win -- Up in the air she goes -- Going pro -- Big time at the Cotton Club -- A big apple for Whitey -- On Broadway and in the movies -- Down Rio way -- Dancer interrupted -- The congaroo dancers and a day job -- Revival
Control code
ocm76261647
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
286 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9781592135646
Lccn
2006036174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)76261647

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