France

A Fox-Trot Evening in Paris in 1929

This was trimmed down from Fox Movietone News out takes of an evening at a Paris nightclub in 1929. The sound was pretty bad so I superimposed a French band number.

This was done in support of a "Fox Trot in the 1920s" workshop I gave in DC in May 2016.

The French Foxtrot in the Jazz Age (1931)

French folks dancing the Foxtrot (aka One Step) in an outdoor cafe from the 1931 film "Tout ca ne vaut pas l'amour "

Jazz Age Tango Mix

A selection of clips from 1920s and 30s movies illustrating the simplicity, romanticism and sensuality of the Tango of the Jazz Age. Includes clips from "Die Buchse der Pandora", "Her Majesty, Love", "Abwege" and "Prix de Beaute".

French Tango Instruction 1927

A Pathe short film showing the basic steps of the French Tango of 1927. I added a sound track (it was silent) and trimmed out the second part, which was an odd bit with two small children dancing the Charleston. The music is Tino Rossi singing Ecris Moi.

Dancing in a Parisian Dive in 1921

The dance scenes from the 1921 French film Fievre, showing low-down Jazz Age dancing in a low down venue full of drunk, unhappy people. I pasted "The Montmartre Rag" and "Around the Bois de Boulogne" onto the silent footage.

The French "Java" Waltz Variation

A collection of clips from European films of the '20s & '30s showing the French Java (a bouncy waltz variation) being danced. Music is "Ca Gaze" by the Baguette Quartette.
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Louise Brooks Dances the Tango

Louise Brooks dancing the Tango in the 1930 film Prix de Beaute.

French Waltz from Sous Les Toits de Paris

A Valse Musette from the 1930 French Film Sous les toits de Paris (Under the roofs of Paris).

Jean Gabin Dances the Java

The amazing Jean Gabin dances a smooth, elegant Java with a nice old lady from the film Belle Equipe.

Parisian Waltz from "La Chienne" (1931)

A typical Parisian Valse Musette of the '20s and '30s.

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