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The Lindy Hop

Gjon Mili1943-07

LIFE Photo Collection

LIFE Photo Collection

Professional dancers Willa Mae Ricker & Leon James show off the Lindy Hop which evolved in 1927 after Lindbergh's flight when improvisational dancers in Harlem's Savoy Ballroom caused an observer to exclaim "It looks like their doin' the "Lindy Hop."

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  • Title: The Lindy Hop
  • Date: 1943-07
  • Location: New York, NY, US
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W TRANSMISSION
  • Subject Keywords: Archival Vault, Special Collections, Dancing, Leon Ames, Dancers, American, Willa Mae Ricker, Best Of Life, 1940s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: Gjon Mili
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_813164
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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