Wild and Jazzy song from - 1929 +++ by perfectjazz78 : The Snake's Hips number from 1929 performed by Sharon Lynn and danced by famed Ziegfeld Follies dancer Ann Pennington. She was the first to introduce the "Black Bottom" dance ... in the 1926 edition of George White's Scandals. Unfortunately, most of her film appearences are lost. Although this copy is incomplete, it is the best copy I have ... the cuts are obvious.
Long before Gene Kelly's famous song-and-dance routine, Singing (later Singin') in the Rain made it's debut in the MGM musical "The Hollywood Revue of 1929." This clip contains the main musical number (which is a lot of fun) and the spectacular Technicolor finale. Look quick and you'll see Joan Crawford, Bessie Love, Buster Keaton, John Gilbert,...
Drucilla Strain, Ziegfeld girl, by Alfred Cheney Johnston, ca. 1929 Ziegfeld girl Drucilla Strain, half length, facing right. The (sadly rather carelessly handled) LoC photo description page gives the date as ca. 1920 and her name as Drucilla Straine, but it seems like Strain and 1929 are closer to the truth. Very little other info on her that I could find, except that she peformed from 1929 to 1946. From the Alfred Cheney Johnston Collection at the Library of Congress More pictures by Alfred Cheney Johnston | More black & white portraits [PD] This picture is in the public domain.