Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Stuff of Dreams

From the film Hellzapoppin'.

That's Slim Gaillard on piano and guitar, Slam Stewart on bass, Rex Stewart on trumpet, Elmer Fane, clarinet, Jap Jones on trombone and C. C. Jonstone on those crazy drums.

Frankie Manning's great choreography features Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, with William Downes (uniform),  Frances "Mickey" Jones (maid), Norma Miller, Billy Ricker (chef's hat), Al Minns (white coat, black pants) and Willa Mae Ricker,  Ann Johnson (maid) and Frankie Mannin (overalls).

A dream-like moment from an otherwise undistinguished film.

1 comment:

EmLit said...

That dancing was amazing. And exhausting to watch. I love it when there are instruments lying around when my friends and I are cleaning up. That's when we make the best music.