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  • Pam DiTurno

    Vintage Swing Dance Photo with Rock Hudson

  • Aurea López

    Kick, 1950?

  • Eyllabe

    Piper Laurie and Rock Hudson, 1952 LETS DANCE BABY!

  • Sharon Davis

    Via “Swing dancing” is an umbrella term for any dance done to swinging jazz music from the 1920s, 30s or 40s. The most popular (and spectacular) of these dances was the Lindy Hop - a partnered dance that evolved out of the Charleston in the late 1920s, in Harlem New York. It is named after aviator Charles Lindbergh (1927 newspaper headlines read “Lindy Hops The Atlantic”). It is sometimes just called The Lindy, and some parts of the world knew it as The Jitterbug.

  • Stacey Sedmak

    Dancing. Actors Piper Laurie & Rock Hudson hit the dance floor (1952). Photographer unknown. via Giuly (sweetvintagegal) on flickr

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From the book: "World champion Charleston dancer Bee Jackson wears a beaded and fringed dance dress, popular at the time, as the fringes would shimmer and shake and draw attention to movement. This dress is shorter than the typical styles of the era. Paste jewellery known as "slave bracelets" was often worn high up on the arm as well as the wrist." Scanned from "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.

Jitterbug c.1940s. I love old photos because of this: Even though people dress different ways based on where they are in time and space, we all experience the same emotions and think about the same big things.

'Lindy hop' dancers. "The Lindy Hop evolved in Harlem, New York City in the 1920s and 1930s...Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston". Get me to a class right now!

Willa Mae Ricker and Leon James dancing the Lindy Hop, 1943. Check out "Hellzapoppin" and behold. You will smile.

The gitterbug was their specialty. I would give a lot to have a video of them dancing.

Lindy hop partnered dance form that came out of Harlem during the late 20s and thrived through the 30s

The Original Charleston!! My Mom and Dad lived in Charleston when they were first married...and my dad was in the Navy!!