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Vintage 1940s New York World’s Fair – Would you go?

Vintage 1940s New York World’s Fair – Would you go?

Here’s a vintage clip of the 1939-1940s New York World’s Fair.  Can you believe they had trouble getting people to go to this?  Free dancing, free music, Bo Jangles (hello!).  I would be on this in a heartbeat.  It looks like a roaring good time. Would you go?   More Videos You’ll Enjoy …

How to Tie a 1940s Rosie The Riveter Head scarf

How to Tie a 1940s Rosie The Riveter Head scarf

How to keep your pincurls at bay? Today we’re featuring a fantastic 1940s hairstyle tutorial on how to tie a Rosie The Riveter head scarf.  Have you tried this yet?  Post your results! It’s tutorials like these that keep us looking good on the dancefloor.  If you like this tutorial, please visit RetroChick UK and share the(…)

1940s Lindy Hop Dance Sequence with Jean Veloz In Swing Fever

1940s Lindy Hop Dance Sequence with Jean Veloz In Swing Fever

Here’s a famous vintage lindy hop dance sequence of Jean Veloz in Swing Fever.  You can also catch her famous swivels in our Groovie Movie post.  Jean Veloz is still alive and traveling the world sharing her love of lindy hop.  Try to catch one of her workshops as no one can swivel like Jean!(…)

Groovie Movie – Lindy Hop Jitterbug with Jean Veloz

Groovie Movie – Lindy Hop Jitterbug with Jean Veloz

“Groovie Movie” by Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1944. Funny jitterbug instructional video. While Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers are dancing at the Savoy in Harlem, this is happening on the West Coast.  Here’s a funny instructional video featuring the crazy jitterbugs in California.  Jean Veloz has the best swivels! Quit staring herring! More Videos You’ll Enjoy …

1940s Lindy Hop At It’s Finest … Whiteys Lindy Hoppers in Hellzapoppin.

1940s Lindy Hop At It’s Finest … Whiteys Lindy Hoppers in Hellzapoppin.

Probably the greatest Lindy hop sequence ever filmed. Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers from the film Helzapoppin. This, for me, was one of the most inspiring dance pieces for this decade.  It captures the vitality, strength and pure passion of swing music and dance in the 1940s. The choreographer and one of the principal dancers, Frankie Manning, will(…)