1920S DANCING & SPEAKEASY Footage features 1920s dancing: A black man performs soft shoe, couples do the charleston, marathon dancers fall asleep, and a musical revue. During the height of prohibition, alcohol flows freely at a speakeasy.
DANCE MARATHON Images from a 1930's dance marathon. Couples, wearing contestant numbers, dancing on a round dance floor. Audience members on bleachers watching and applauding. Couples swing dancing. A man shaves while dancing, with the assistant of a woman who holds a mirror and bowl. Contestants eating breakfast at a table. Exhausted men and women sleeping while their dancing partners support them, shake them awake or carry them off the floor. A woman puts an exhausted man onto a bed.
DANCE MARATHON A thirty hour dance marathon at the McGill University student union. Students dance while a band plays on stage. Interviews with the participants. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING
Date: 1983 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:02:19:00, With Audio
JOIE RAY IN GRUELING DANCE MARATHON - 1932 Former Olympic runner Joie Ray is among the competitors of dance marathon. To win cash prizes the hoofers eat, shave, sleep and read the newspaper or letters from loved ones as they move around the floor.
JAZZ AGE RETROSPECTIVE - DANCE MARATHON - HD Couples celebrate the spirit of the Jazz Age with a dance marathon and compete to see who can dance the longest. Transferred from film to HD - uncompressed and ProRes HQ - available in all forms of HD and SD.
MARATHON DANCE CONTEST - WEARY COUPLES TRY TO KEEP GOING The headlines announce a 18 day and night dance marathon then cut to a scene straight out of the movie "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" One poor girl is so tired her partner is literally holding her up as she flops like a ragdoll in his arms. Marathon dance contests were a huge craze in the 1930s that thankfully didn't last.
DANCE MARATHON Endurance dancers still seek record after five months dancing in Chicago, Illinois. Stumbling, tottering, and dropping girls and boys in the most extraordinary endurance contest ever known. Starting August 30, 1930, with 160 couples, ten pairs continue in race after more then 150 days or approximately 4,000 hours.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:59:00, No Audio
THREE MONTH DANCE MARATHON - 1932 Only a few couples remain in a grueling three month dance marathon at Coney Island, N.Y. Couples take turns sleeping in each others arms but have to look lively for certain numbers and make it to their feet after their break is over.
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