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Dance on : Charles "Honi" Coles

Author: Billie Mahoney; Jon Hutcheson; Insight Media (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Distributed by Insight Media, [199-?]
Series: Dance on: With Billie Mahoney.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tap dance artist Honi Coles reminisces about his youth, and the origins of his famous nickname "Honi." Although he never attended formal dance classes, he regularly tapped on Philadelphia street corners with his friends. Later, he competed in the local theatre on amateur nights. His first professional experience was with the Three Millers, who performed at Lafayette Theatre in New York City. He discusses the  Read more...
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Named Person: Billie Mahoney; Honi Coles; Cab Calloway; Cholly Atkins; Cholly Atkins; Cab Calloway; Honi Coles; Billie Mahoney
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Billie Mahoney; Jon Hutcheson; Insight Media (Firm)
OCLC Number: 58965825
Performer(s): Interviewer: Billie Mahoney ; interviewee: Charles "Honi" Coles.
Event notes: Program from the public access cable television series Dance on: With Billie Mahoney. Taped on June 14, 1981 in New York City.
Description: 1 videocassette (28 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Dance on: With Billie Mahoney.
Other Titles: Charles "Honi" Coles
Dance on with Billie Mahoney (Television program)
Responsibility: producer, Billie Mahoney ; associate producer and director, Jon Hutcheson.

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Tap dance artist Honi Coles reminisces about his youth, and the origins of his famous nickname "Honi." Although he never attended formal dance classes, he regularly tapped on Philadelphia street corners with his friends. Later, he competed in the local theatre on amateur nights. His first professional experience was with the Three Millers, who performed at Lafayette Theatre in New York City. He discusses the high-quality, "class-acts" of his own performances; the importance of "classy" costuming, promptness, and discipline; partnership with Cab Calloway; his later association with Cholly Atkins (from 1947-1960); his work in numerous Broadway Theatres; from 1960-1976, production manager for the Apollo Theatre; presenting master classes in schools and museums.

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