• Short Summary

    IN RECENT MONTHS A NEW CRAZE HAS TAKEN OVER THE DANCE HALLS AND NIGHT CLUBS OF NEW YORK.

  • Description

    IN RECENT MONTHS A NEW CRAZE HAS TAKEN OVER THE DANCE HALLS AND NIGHT CLUBS OF NEW YORK. FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, IT'S KNOWN AS THE TWIST. WITH A MINIMUM OF FOOT MOVEMENT AND A BODY ACTION THAT WOULD BE THE ENVY OF AN ATHLETIC SNAKE, THE TWIST DANCERS ARE STARTING WHERE THE ROCK AND ROLLERS LEFT OFF.

    AT THE CLASSY STORK CLUB THEY'RE DOING IT IN EXPENSIVE SUITS AND EVENING GOWNS, WHILE AT THE PEPPERMINT LOUNGE EVERYBODY'S DOING IT IN ANYTHING. THE CROWDS AT THIS HITHERTO LITTLE-KNOWN WEST SIDE BAR NOW HAVE TO BE CONTROLLED BY POLICE, AND THE QUEUES OUTSIDE HAVE TO WAIT THEIR TURN TO GET INSIDE.

    THE TWIST IS STILL TABOO AT THE CITY'S LARGE DANCE-HALLS, BUT IT SEEMS TO BE HERE TO STAY - AT LEAST UNTIL THE NEXT CRAZE CONES ALONG.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8EYTM2DGHKWEXSML5OURI6DLC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EYTM2DGHKWEXSML5OURI6DLC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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