• Short Summary

    American dancing stars Earl and Josephine Leach do the Big Apple - the latest dance craze.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Pathetone now has pleasure in presenting - The BIG APPLE! Demonstrated by the famous American Dancing Stars EARL & JOSEPHINE LEACH".

    London - Pathe Studio.

    Various shots of Earl and Josephine Leach (he in white tie and tails, she in a long dance frock) dancing the Big Apple - a major dance craze of the day. The routine includes some classic Big Apple steps - I spotted truckin' and variations of the side Charleston and side by side Charleston. Great music - I think it is just called 'The Big Apple'.

    Note: the Big Apple was originally danced by a group of people in a circle, and was an offshoot of the Lindy Hop dance style.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1162.06
    Media URN:
    40166
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:39:00 / 01:10:11:00
    Canister:
    PT 403

Comments (1)

  1. Alistair Fitzgerald says

    IMy research indicates that the Big Apple was not originally anything to do with Lindy Hop, but when Frankie Manning was asked to Choreograph a routine, originally for the film Everybody Sing, (from which it was cut) but used again in Keep Punchin, with some changes. Frankie was the link to Lindy, and they \'adopted\' his version, which was nothing like the original.

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