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Frankie Manning : ambassador of Lindy hop

Frankie Manning : ambassador of Lindy hop

Author: Frankie Manning; Cynthia R Millman
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Frankie Manning; Frankie Manning; Frankie Manning
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frankie Manning; Cynthia R Millman
ISBN: 9781592135646 1592135641 9781592135639 1592135633
OCLC Number: 76261647
Description: 286 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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 --
Responsibility: Frankie Manning and Cynthia R. Millman.
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The autobiography of a legendary swing dancer 


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"On behalf of all of the Hoofer's, we thank you and salute you for every moment of truth, love and dedication translated to us all through your art form, your dance. Thank you Frankie Manning. I Love Read more...

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