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The dancing man : Peg Leg Bates

Author: Buster BrownRuth BrownLon ChaneyHoni ColesDave Davidson, (Filmmaker)All authors
Publisher: [United States] : [Cinema Guild], [©1991]
Series: Dance in video.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documentary on the life and work of tap dancer Peg Leg Bates, much of it told in his own words. Profusely illustrated with b & w archival footage, including many scenes of Bates dancing at different times of his life onstage, in films, and on television. Bates' performing career is complemented by his work as the owner and operator of a resort in the Catskills, which welcomed blacks in the years before integration.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dancing man.
[United States : Cinema Guild, ©1991.]
(OCLCQ)2002641222
Named Person: Peg Leg Bates; Peg Leg Bates
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Buster Brown; Ruth Brown; Lon Chaney; Honi Coles; Dave Davidson, (Filmmaker); Amber Edwards; Chuck Green; Gregory Hines; Ted Levy; Van Porter; Percy Sutton; Hudson West Productions.
OCLC Number: 780479883
Notes: Previously released on DVD.
Description: 1 online resource (57 min.)
Series Title: Dance in video.
Other Titles: Dancing man Peg Leg Bates
Peg Leg Bates
Responsibility: produced by Dave Davidson and Amber Edwards in association with Hudson West Productions ; directed by Dave Davidson.

Abstract:

Documentary on the life and work of tap dancer Peg Leg Bates, much of it told in his own words. Profusely illustrated with b & w archival footage, including many scenes of Bates dancing at different times of his life onstage, in films, and on television. Bates' performing career is complemented by his work as the owner and operator of a resort in the Catskills, which welcomed blacks in the years before integration. Interviewees Gregory Hines, Ruth Brown, Honi Coles, Buster Brown, Percy Sutton (owner of the Apollo Theater), Lon Chaney, Chuck Green, Van Porter, and Ted Levy offer insights into Bates' dancing, the difficulties faced by black performers during his early career, and the impact of his success as a black performer and resort owner.

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