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Sue's leg/Remembering the 30's

Title
Sue's leg/Remembering the 30's [videorecording] / WNET/13, New York ; directed and produced by Merrill Brockway.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : WNET/13, 1976.

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Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (60 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of WNET/13, New York.
Uniform Title
Sue's leg (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Educational/cultural films and programs.
Credits (note)
  • Series coordinating producer, Emile Ardolino ; film segment on the 1930's directed by Muriel Balash, with narration written by Arlene Croce.
Performer (note)
  • Narrator: Barry Nelson.
Event (note)
  • Telecast on the Dance in America series by WNET/13, New York on March 24, 1976.
System Details (note)
  • DVD, transferred from Digital Betacam cassette.
Contents
Film segment on dancing in the 1930's (ca. 35 min.). Highlights are Fats Waller singing, social dancing (Black bottom, Pepper shaker, Eleanor glide, Harvest Moon Ball, marathon dancers, and Jitterbug dancing), the tap dancing craze, Chester Hale Girls, Rockettes, and Irene Castle at the 1939 World's Fair. Includes excerpts from Hollywood musicals: "Hooray for love," 1935, with Bill Robinson, Jeni Le Gon, and Fats Waller; Sammy Lee directing a chorus line and demonstrating a tap routine; Dixie Dunbar in "King of burlesque," 1936, with vocal by Fats Waller -- Performance of Sue's leg (24 min.) / choreography, Twyla Tharp ; music, Fats Waller and other popular composers of the 1930's ; costumes, Santo Loquasto ; lighting, Jennifer Tipton ; performed by Twyla Tharp, Rosemarie Wright, Kenneth Rinker, and Tom Rawe.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-5479
Title
Sue's leg/Remembering the 30's [videorecording] / WNET/13, New York ; directed and produced by Merrill Brockway.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : WNET/13, 1976.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
System Details
DVD, transferred from Digital Betacam cassette.
Event
Telecast on the Dance in America series by WNET/13, New York on March 24, 1976.
Credits
Series coordinating producer, Emile Ardolino ; film segment on the 1930's directed by Muriel Balash, with narration written by Arlene Croce.
Performer
Narrator: Barry Nelson.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-188.
Local Subject
Television. Dance in America.
Motion pictures. Hooray for love.
Motion pictures. King of burlesque.
Social dancing -- 20th century.
Television. Sue's leg/Remembering the 30's.
Added Author
Tharp, Twyla, choreographer, dancer.
Wright, Rose Marie, dancer.
Rinker, Kenneth, dancer.
Rawe, Tom, dancer.
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949, dancer.
Castle, Irene, 1893-1969, dancer.
Le Gon, Jeni, 1916- dancer.
Dunbar, Dixie, dancer.
Lee, Sammy, 1890-1968.
Ardolino, Emile. Producer
Brockway, Merrill. Director
Brockway, Merrill. Producer
Balash, Muriel. Director
Croce, Arlene. Author
Waller, Fats, 1904-1943, composer.
Loquasto, Santo, costume designer.
Tipton, Jennifer, lighting designer.
Chester Hale Girls.
Twyla Tharp and Dancers.
Rockettes (Dance company)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
DHCA.
Added Title
Sue's leg (Choreographic work : Tharp)
Gift of WNET/13, New York.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-5479
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