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Tap dance #1 [videorecording]

Title
Tap dance #1 [videorecording] / WCBS-TV ; produced and directed by Ivan Cury.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : WCBS-TV, 1972 ; Kent, Conn. : Creative Arts Television Archive, c1999.

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Description
1 videocassette (28 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Series Statement
Camera three
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Title from cassette label.
Credits (note)
  • Set, Jim Ryan ; lighting, Hal Anderson ; writer, Tony Geiss ; dance consultant, Marian Horosko.
Performer (note)
  • Host: James Macandrew.
  • Narrator: Richard Lamparski.
Event (note)
  • Originally telecast by WCBS-TV on the series Camera three in 1972.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4613
Title
Tap dance #1 [videorecording] / WCBS-TV ; produced and directed by Ivan Cury.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : WCBS-TV, 1972 ; Kent, Conn. : Creative Arts Television Archive, c1999.
Series
Camera three
Event
Originally telecast by WCBS-TV on the series Camera three in 1972.
Credits
Set, Jim Ryan ; lighting, Hal Anderson ; writer, Tony Geiss ; dance consultant, Marian Horosko.
Performer
Host: James Macandrew.
Narrator: Richard Lamparski.
Danced by Ralph Brown and Chuck Green.
Summary
Overview of the history of tap dancing in the United States, depicted through still photographs, archival footage, and demonstrations in the television studio. Tap dancers Ralph Brown and Chuck Green, performing as soloists and a team, dance John Durang's hornpipe, a soft-shoe dance, and a sand dance ; and demonstrate basic tap steps, separately and in combination. The b&w archival footage includes Thomas Alva Edison's film of a child dancing (1897) ; the cakewalk as danced in 1903, and on the beach at Coney Island ; dances from Edwin S. Porter's film version of Uncle Tom's cabin ; Louis Douglas dancing in the manner of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in the film No man's land (1931) ; solos by Tom Patricola and Buster West, costumed as sailors ; a short subject featuring two men's solos ; a solo by Eleanor Powell.
Local Subject
Television. Camera three.
Added Author
Brown, Ralph, dancer.
Green, Chuck, dancer.
Lamparski, Richard. Narrator
Macandrew, James. Host
Douglas, Louis, dancer.
Patricola, Tom, dancer.
West, Buster, 1901-1966, dancer.
Powell, Eleanor, 1912-1982, dancer.
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949, choreographer.
Cury, Ivan. Producer. Director
Horosko, Marian. Consultant
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931. Producer
Porter, Edwin S. Producer
CBS Television Network.
Creative Arts Television (Firm)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4613
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