Archives of Early Lindy Hop
Vintage Videos

Instructional Videos

African Roots

Radio City Revels 

Benjamin Stoloff


First Generation:
Shorty George
Leroy Stretch Jones
Twistmouth George

The Golden Age:
Whitey's Lindy Hprs.
Sandra Gibson
George Grenidge
Leon James

Ann Johnson
Dorothy  Johnson
Norma Miller
Al Minns
Frankie Manning
Billy Ricker
Willa Mae Ricker
Russell Williams

 After Seben
The Big Apple
Call Of The Jitterbug
Can't Top the LHop
Cootie Williams
Day At The Races 
Chicago &
All That Jazz
Frankie Manning
 Instructional Videos
Hot Chocolates 
Jammin'the Blues 
Jittering Jitterbugs
Killer Diller 
Malcolm X 
Queen of Swing
Radio City Revels
The Spirit Moves
Stompin' at theSavoy 
Swing Kids
Swingin'at the Savoy
Symphony in Black

Frankie Manning's shine was cut from the dance sequence in the film.
This may be because it didn't meet the standards of the censors of the
film; in his shine Frankie did a step that Jerome Williams had popularized,
as in this publicity picture from the Big Apple dancers performance in Australia:

In addition to the Lindy Hop dance sequence in this film, Herbert White,
of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers fame, had a cameo appearance carrying a
tray of food.  He is identifiable by the white streak in his hair.

Ann Miller:
Rhythm Tap  

Buster West:
Tap, Eccentric      

Whitey's Lindy Hoppers:
Lindy Hop 

Written and researched by Judy Pritchett with Frankie Manning (C)1995,1996,1997.May be reproduced only with explicit written permission.
Last updated:15 August 2011. Send your suggestions, corrections or comments to