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Beat, Bebop, Birth of the Cool: (Fifties)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with the tap challenge between the Peg Leg Bates and Hal LeRoy on The Ed Sullivan Show and ends with a challenge between dancers Bob Fosse and Tommy Raal in My Sister Eileen. The ... More


Buck-and-Wing: (Turn of the Century)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with a dramatic account of a buck dance challenge between Bill (“Bojangles”) Robinson and Harry Swinton at Brooklyn’s Bijou Theatre, on March 30, 1900, and describes such early ... More


The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson

Glenn Robins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813143231
eISBN:
9780813144450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813143231.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

On 20 September 1965 Airman First Class Bill Robinson, a helicopter mechanic, was shot down in North Vietnam while serving as a crew chief aboard a U.S. Air Force rescue helicopter. He spent more ... More


Featuring Robeson: 1928–1940

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Paul Robeson played Joe for just over a decade, appearing in the first London production in 1928, the 1932 Broadway revival, the 1936 Universal Pictures film, and a 1940 Los Angeles production. All ... More


“Stealing Steps” and Signature Moves: Alternative Systems of Copyright

Anthea Kraut

in Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199360369
eISBN:
9780199360390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360369.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter asks how notions of property infused the practices of African American vernacular dancers in the 1930s and 1940s. While a number of scholars have argued that Western ideas of singular ... More


Tappin’ Jazz Lines

Ray Miller

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Dance

Tap dance is a twentieth-century American art form that has strong roots in popular theater dance forms of the nineteenth century and is continuing to reinvent itself in new and interesting ways in ... More


Blackface Transformations I: Modernism, Primitivism, and Race

Christopher J. Smith

in Dancing Revolution: Bodies, Space, and Sound in American Cultural History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042393
eISBN:
9780252051234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042393.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter investigates movement vocabularies associated with early-twentieth-century North American African American dance, particularly as specific performers adapted these exceptionally ... More


Under My Skin Musicals and Race, Musicals and Sexuality

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides a two-part examination of musicals and their minorities, ethnic and sexual. From Hallelujah! in 1929 through Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather in the 1940s, the musical gave a ... More


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