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Dance on with Billie Mahoney

Author: Jon Hutcheson; Billie Mahoney; Honi Coles; Insight Media (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Distributed by Insight Media, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : 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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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Honi Coles; Cab Calloway; Cholly Atkins
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Hutcheson; Billie Mahoney; Honi Coles; Insight Media (Firm)
OCLC Number: 74809240
Credits: Cameras, Charles MacDonald, Timothy Tate.
Performer(s): Host, Billie Mahoney ; special guest, Charles "Honi" Coles.
Event notes: Program from the public access cable television series, taped on June 14, 1981 at E.T.C. Studios in New York City.
Description: 1 videodisc (28 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Dance on :
Charles "Honi" Coles
Dance on (Television program)
Responsibility: director, Jon Hutcheson ; produced by Billie Mahoney.

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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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