Sepia Saturday

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Kids dancing: timeless and this week’s inspiration for Sepia Saturday. I wanted some variety: proms, sock hops, the Charleston, what have you.

What gives with the shoes at a sock hop?

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The Charleston, n.d.

The young man’s hair reminds me of the 1950s.

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Square dancing, Helvetia Fair, n.d.

But they’re wearing shoes. Wikipedia states that at sock hops dancers removed their shoes. Hmm.

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Gold Diggers of 1933


“We’re in the Money” is just one of the memorable tunes in Gold Diggers of 1933 is a romantic comedy about some dancers whose show gets nixed because the producer couldn’t pay his bills. Next they’re seen shivering in their beds unwilling to get up as it’s easier to starve in bed.

Soon the producer comes to their apartment and hears their talented piano playing neighbor. He convinces Brad, the piano player to write some songs for his new show which will be a smash, if he can just get the funds. Brad, who’s sweet on one of the dancers, turns out to be a rich boy and he finances the show. When the male lead falls sick, Brad must go on and his true identity is revealed, which leads to family interference in his love life. In response to his brother’s meddling the other dancers pretend to be money grubbers to teach him a lesson.

It’s a light-hearted romp, that entertains, unless you judge past eras for their gender stereotypes. The most surprising part of the film was the closing number, “Remember My Forgotten Man” a tribute to the men who served in WWI and whose lives were ruined as a result.

Sepia Saturday

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This week we’re tripping the light fantastic and sharing photos about dancers or dancing.

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Valentina Blinova in L’Oiseau de feu [The Firebird], Ballets Russes, Sydney, 1936-1937 / Max Dupain

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Russian ballet dancer. Source: National Library of Australia. Circa 1936.

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Greek Dancing, British Museum, 1890

 

How to Dance the Charleston

Singing in the Rain

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Sepia Saturday

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This weeks prompt inspired me to search for photos on dancing or dances, as in the sort where men in suits tripped the light fantastic with women in gowns. Flickr Commons came through with photos of graceful couples. Such grace and style.

Source: Library of Congress

Source: Library of Congress

Source: National Library of Australia

Source: National Library of Australia

Source: Library of Congress

Source: Library of Congress

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