Goodbye to the last of the Lindy Hoppers
May 6, 2019 11:02 AM   Subscribe

 
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posted by Cash4Lead at 11:24 AM on May 6


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posted by delicious-luncheon at 11:26 AM on May 6


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posted by Fizz at 11:40 AM on May 6


Oh, this makes me sad. Here's Norma Miller with the other Whitey's Lindy Hoppers in Hellzapoppin' - she's in the chef's hat.
posted by ChuraChura at 11:48 AM on May 6 [6 favorites]


She was amazing.

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posted by bilabial at 12:11 PM on May 6


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posted by q*ben at 1:36 PM on May 6


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posted by Faint of Butt at 1:45 PM on May 6


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posted by mumimor at 1:49 PM on May 6


Here's Norma Miller with the other Whitey's Lindy Hoppers in Hellzapoppin'

... they filmed that dance at double speed, right? right??? because otherwise, holy crap, that's ridiculously energetic!!!
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 2:32 PM on May 6


Not only was the dancing that fast in real life, but you can still find social dances where that is the pace for at least some of the songs. Here in New York, Glenn Crytzer is a band leader who sprigs to kind. I joke that he has two speeds, Hellzapoppin and molasses. I’m not coordinated enough to dance at either speed.
posted by bilabial at 2:51 PM on May 6 [1 favorite]


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(a quibble with the title- quite a few old time Lindy Hoppers are still with us!! She was the last of her generation of Savoy Lindy Hoppers. Young people in Harlem kept dancing at the Savoy into the 50s until it closed)
posted by BungaDunga at 2:51 PM on May 6 [1 favorite]


. (Lindy-hop resurgence here in Italy’s got to me, too. Thanks for all inspiring fun, Norma!)
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