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A Jazz Etude

1930

A Jazz Etude

A Jazz Etude - Serendipitously Surreal

In this serendipitously surreal short “A Jazz Etude,” tap dance extraordinaire Billy Burt dances up a storm in top hat, tuxedo tail and cane. Is he floating? And that screwy soundtrack … a mishmash of ‘Flight of the Bumblebee,’ ragtime fills, and 1930’s jazz cliches, is remeniscent of Carl Stalling or Raymond Scott. Still, I […]

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Tica Ti – Tica Ta

1940's

Tica Ti – Tica Ta

Tica Ti - Tica Ta - 1942

Tica Ti Tica Ta, produced in 1942, stars “dynamite swing singer” Ginger Harmon and vaudeville dancing team the Mercer Brothers. On April 18, 1942 Billboard’s Movie Machine Reviews writes, “Ginger Harmon and the Mercer Brothers don South American garb for Tica Ti – Tica Ta. Ginger sings well and the nimble Mercer boys contribute a […]

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Tiger Lady

1940

Tiger Lady

Burlesque - Tiger Lady

An authentic 1940’s Burlesque Girlie Film. A lady dressed in a tiger outfit freeform dances to a lone piano. Check the costume change 1/3 the way through.  

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Amazing Tap Dancing with Little Buck

1950's

Amazing Tap Dancing with Little Buck

Amazing Tap Dancing with Little Buck - 1955

Tap dancer Conrad “Little Buck” Buckner was most know for his appearances on television variety shows in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Little Buck is noted for a 1965 challenge performance with Peg Leg Bates on the Ed Sullivan show, upon which he performed at least six times. Billie Mahoney, who Buck was often booked with […]

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