Charleston-Film

Dancing in a London Dive 1929

Dancing in a London dive from the Anna May Wong film "Piccadilly" from 1929.

It opens with a bunch of women doing a Charleston and then moves to general, lively social dancing to include a scandalous inter-racial dance. I cut the bit where the landlord throws the black man out as it detracted from my general purpose of showing the dances of the time.

Dance Scenes from "Nickel Hopper" - 1926

A satirical look at the social dance scene (in a dance hall) at the height of the Charleston craze. Mabel endures a parade of the worst dance partners imaginable. That's Oliver Hardy at the drums. The big bo-hunk who deserves a belt in the beezer is Boris Karloff. Here's my source for the footage:
https://archive.org/details/TheNickel-hopper1926

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